Definition of bearish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛːrɪʃ/


1Resembling or likened to a bear, typically in being rough, surly, or clumsy: a bearish figure with mutton chop whiskers
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  • As Arnoldo, tenor Chris Merritt is a lumbering, bearish presence.
  • The types we got at B&Q were young couples, old crusty workmen blokes, middle-aged couples, pensioners (usually on a Wednesday) and the odd beefy bearish labourer.
  • ‘That was the last time I'll go in a light aircraft,’ he repeats, sitting in a London cafe, his face a bearish bristle of hair, topping a navy blazer and jeans.
2 Stock Market Characterized by or associated with falling share prices.
Example sentences
  • Both of these are bearish signals for property share prices.
  • That's why shares trade at a bearish $21, down from $28 on June 2.
  • Will increased volatility on the VIX be bullish or bearish for the Dow?



Example sentences
  • Some analysts bearishly predict the market is about to ‘top out‘.
  • Was anyone else disturbed by yesterday's ‘will I greet him or will I biff him’ handshake so bearishly and boorishly inflicted on the PM?
  • At 46, he's 6ft 5in, bearishly built, with a strong jaw and a nose that has taken the scenic route down his face.


Example sentences
  • Part of the answer may lie in the peculiar economic euphoria of the mid- and late '90s, when bearishness began to seem unpatriotic and prosperity looked like a permanent entitlement.
  • As bearishness has spread across the globe, investors have been quick to take profits and withdraw from riskier areas such as emerging markets.
  • Only an extreme bullish reading on the Bullish Review would indicate uncommon bullishness of the commodity commitments; likewise, only an extreme bearish reading would indicate uncommon bearishness.

Words that rhyme with bearish

fairish, garish, squarish

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