- bearlike; rude, rough, surly, etc.
- falling, or causing, expecting, etc. a fall, as in prices on the stock exchange
See bearish in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Clumsy, boorish, and surly.
a. Causing, expecting, or characterized by falling stock-market prices.
b. Pessimistic: “Whether or not the [Coast Guard] cutter's presence made bearish the prospects of illicit trade in the outlying islands, there was a prompt mass migration of their inhabitants to the mainland” (Springfield MA Sunday Republican).
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