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Definition of "bearish" []

  • Clumsy, boorish, and surly. (adjective)
  • Causing, expecting, or characterized by falling stock-market prices. (adjective)
  • Pessimistic: "Whether or not the [Coast Guard] cutter's presence made bearish the prospects of illicit trade in the outlying islands, there was a prompt mass migration of their inhabitants to the mainland” ( Springfield MA Sunday Republican). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bearish" in a sentence
  • "Bucking a trend of broadly lower Treasury yields, some Treasury-bond strategists are forecasting that yields in the 10-year and 30-year sectors will rise between this month and May in what they described as a bearish seasonal pattern."
  • "The second reason I am short term bearish on NFLX is I am very suspicious of the recent price increases."
  • "The first reason I am short term bearish is that technically, in my opinion, it has become very overbought."