bull·​ish | \ ˈbu̇-lish How to pronounce bullish (audio) also ˈbə- \

Definition of bullish

1 : suggestive of a bull (as in brawniness)
2a : marked by, tending to cause, or hopeful of rising prices (as in a stock market) a bullish market bullish policies bullish investors
b : optimistic about something's or someone's prospects bullish on the company's future

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Other Words from bullish

bullishly adverb
bullishness noun

Examples of bullish in a Sentence

Members of her party are bullish about her reelection. They are bullish about the future of the product.
Recent Examples on the Web At the time, many administration officials were publicly bullish about the risk from coronavirus. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Kelly Loeffler gets Air Force Two ride home but no endorsement," 22 May 2020 After the meeting, Trump became even more bullish about hydroxychloroquine. Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times, "Trump again touts unproven drug while meeting with coronavirus survivors," 14 Apr. 2020 The future of Paradise 2020 is a mystery that at least Chris Harrison remains bullish about. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Listen To Your Heart," 13 Apr. 2020 For now, investors are probably right to be bullish about music rights, and assets like Warner are scarce. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Music Labels Need to Get Their IPO Timing Right," 5 Mar. 2020 During an interview Tuesday morning with NFL Network's Peter Schrager on Good Morning Football, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor was asked why fans and others should be bullish about the team. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Zac Taylor, Joe Burrow discuss A.J. Green's potential return to Bengals," 25 Feb. 2020 Why Wall Street is so bullish about Tesla Tesla is now by far the most valuable car company in America. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Tesla is now worth more than Ford and GM—combined," 13 Jan. 2020 In San Francisco, where City Hall leaders are bullish about reducing automobile traffic and building protected bike lanes, many residents have gravitated to e-bikes. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "E-bikes are wildly popular in the Bay Area. Can they really replace cars?," 11 Jan. 2020 Safety Brad Hawkins is bullish about the Wolverines, who are 6-1 since a resounding defeat to Wisconsin and have yo-yoed in the coaches poll from as low as No. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Why is Jim Harbaugh suddenly shy talking about Michigan football's resurgence?," 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of bullish

1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 May 2020

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“Bullish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullish. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bullish

: hopeful or confident that something or someone will be successful : optimistic about the future of something or someone
: expecting the price of stocks to go up : characterized by rising stock prices

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