Meaning of “bearish” in the English Dictionary

"bearish" in Business English

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uk /ˈbeərɪʃ/ us /ˈberɪʃ/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

expecting prices on a financial market to go down:

bearish comments/news/predictions Technology stocks had another bad day after yet more bearish news from America.
bearish analysts/brokers/investors Some of the buying came from previously bearish investors.
remain/turn bearish on sth They remain bearish on financial stocks because of the state of the economy.

expecting that something will not be successful:

bearish about sth Analysts were bearish about the merger's prospects in the light of the news.
bearish on sth A rash of new data has stoked debate over whether overseas investors are growing dangerously bearish on the U.S. economy.

(Definition of “bearish” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)