bearish
adjective Date: 1744 1. resembling a bear in build or in roughness, gruffness, or surliness <
a bearish man
>
2. a. marked by, tending to cause, or fearful of falling prices (as in a stock market) <
bearish investors
>
b. pessimisticbearishly adverbbearishness noun

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