Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling or similar to a bear in appearance or manner.
  • adjective Causing, expecting, or characterized by falling prices or declining economic conditions.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Partaking of the qualities of a bear; morose or uncouth in manner.
  • Heavy and falling: applied on the stock-exchange to prices.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Partaking of the qualities of a bear; resembling a bear in temper or manners.
  • adjective (Stock market) Fearful of or anticipating falling prices, as in the stock market.
  • adjective (Stock market) Tending to cause prices to fall.
  • adjective Pessimistic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Resembling or likened to a bear, typically in being rough, surly, or clumsy.
  • adjective stock market Characterized by falling share prices.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective expecting prices to fall

Etymologies

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bear +‎ -ish

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