like a bear; rough, burly, or clumsy.
Informal. grumpy, bad-mannered, or rude.
declining or tending toward a decline in prices.
characterized by or reflecting unfavorable prospects for the economy or some aspect of it:
a bearish market.
Berkeley-based economist Enrico Moretti is also bearish on the future of the region.
The Rustbelt Roars Back From the Dead Joel Kotkin, Richey Piiparinen December 6, 2014
Those who are bullish on America and bearish on China probably have it about right.
America’s Real China Threat Aaron Friedberg August 22, 2011
One critic, Nouriel Roubini, the bearish New York University economist known as Dr. Doom, was in attendance Friday morning.
Meet Britain’s Austerity Chief R.M. Schneiderman December 16, 2010
AIPAC, for example, has been bearish on the peace process thus far.
Does Elliott Abrams Speak For American Jewish Leaders? Ali Gharib August 12, 2013
The fact that people are being fired at such a high rate is a serious sign that employers are bearish about the near-term future.
Interview With Edmund Phelps The Daily Beast July 12, 2009
He had evidently recovered his nerve, and seemed to take pleasure in piquing Charlie’s bearish suspicions.
Pieces of Eight Richard le Gallienne
I am not naturally unsociable, or bearish, or a surly misogynist.
The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
But of all the ill-tempered, bearish, detestable men I ever met in my life, he is the worst.
If I am bearish, I think the best thing you can do is to get out of my way at once.
Flora Adair, Vol. 1 (of 2) A. M. Donelan
That the man was a bear was a matter of course, and bears probably do not themselves know how bearish they are.
The Eustace Diamonds Anthony Trollope
like a bear; rough; clumsy; churlish
(stock exchange) causing, expecting, or characterized by a fall in prices: a bearish market
“grumpy, surly,” 1744, from bear (n.) + -ish. Related: Bearishly; bearishness.
Showing a negative and unhopeful attitude; disheartening •Often used with ”on” or ”about”: He’s quite bearish on our chances/ She’s not entirely discouraging but rather bearish
[fr the stock-market term bear market, ”market in which price, sales, etc, tend to decrease”]
any of the plantigrade, carnivorous or omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae, having massive bodies, coarse heavy fur, relatively short limbs, and almost rudimentary tails. any of various animals resembling the bear, as the ant bear. a gruff, burly, clumsy, bad-mannered, or rude person. a person who believes that market prices, especially of stocks, will […]
a historic region and province in SW France, in the Pyrenees. Historical Examples He is accompanied by his two cousins, Henry of bearn and Cond. The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer Eugne Sue But in our country of bearn we all worship our mothers—with us it is a cult. The White Plumes of Navarre […]
(sometimes lowercase) a sauce of egg yolks, shallots, tarragon, butter, vinegar, and sometimes white wine and chopped chervil. noun a rich sauce made from egg yolks, lemon juice or wine vinegar, butter, shallots, herbs, and seasoning n. “egg-and-butter sauce,” 1877, from French sauce béarnaise, from fem. of béarnais “of Béarn,” region in southwest France (named […]
a small, almost round snowshoe used on steep or rocky terrain. bear claw. a round horseshoe. a clam of the genus Hippopus, having a ridged, white shell with purplish-red spots. Historical Examples To its left, at bearpaw Meadow, a hikers’ camp is maintained during the summer season. Sequoia [California] National Park United States Department of […]