adjective Date: 1566 1. suggestive of a bull (as in brawniness) 2. a. 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
bullishly adverbbullishness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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