Bullish



like a bull.
obstinate or stupid.
Commerce.

rising in prices.
characterized by favorable economic prospects.
Informal. regarding a particular investment as potentially profitable (often followed by on):
We’re still bullish on treasury bonds.

hopeful; optimistic.
Contemporary Examples

America’s Real China Threat Aaron Friedberg August 22, 2011
Obama Bets 2012 on Factory Jobs Eleanor Clift June 30, 2011
Remembering Bob Hoskins, the Burly British Star of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ Who Died at 71 Lorenza Muñoz April 29, 2014
Is the Bank Bounce Real? Duff McDonald July 16, 2009
The Failure of ‘Sean Saves the World’ Is Epically Disappointing Kevin Fallon January 28, 2014
Sun Editor Calls Ethics Inquiry ‘Ludicrous’ Charlotte Edwardes January 8, 2012

Historical Examples

Notes and Queries, Number 74, March 29, 1851 Various
The Auto Boys’ Vacation James A. Braden
An Introduction to the Prose and Poetical Works of John Milton Hiram Corson
Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass

adjective
like a bull
(stock exchange) causing, expecting, or characterized by a rise in prices: a bullish market
(informal) cheerful and optimistic: the prime minister was in a bullish mood
adj.

Favoring and exhibiting high prices and relatively quick turnover: a bullish market/ bullish advice (1880s+ Stock market)
Showing a positive and hopeful attitude; encouraging •Often used with ”on” or ”about”: She tends to be bullish about our prospects/ He’s quite bullish on the new restaurant

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