bearish

Definition

Believing that a particular security, a sector, or the overall market is about to fall. opposite of bullish.

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Our outlook for the coming year was bearish, so we had decided to double down on the safest long term prospects that would mitigate the coming troubles.

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If I hear news that I believe will cause damage to the overall economy, I may become bearish and move investments from an at risk security to a more conservative investment instrument, in order to reduce my risk of losing the principle of my investment.

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Eugene, in his loud and quirky manner, would not stop talking about how he thought the market was about to go bearish and that everyone should pull out now, much to the disdain of some of the other dinner guests.

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