Meaning of bearish

bear•ish

Pronunciation: (bâr'ish), [key]
— adj.
  1. like a bear; rough, burly, or clumsy.
  2. grumpy, bad-mannered, or rude.
  3. a bearish market.
    1. declining or tending toward a decline in prices.
    2. characterized by or reflecting unfavorable prospects for the economy or some aspect of it:a bearish market.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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