- like a bull.
- obstinate or stupid.
- rising in prices.
- characterized by favorable economic prospects.
- Informal.regarding a particular investment as potentially profitable (often followed by on): We're still bullish on treasury bonds.
- hopeful; optimistic.
Origin of bullish
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Examples from the Web for bullish
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Investors are bullish in Aereo, too; the company has raised almost $100 million in funding.What the Aereo Decision Means for You
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But on the big screen, this bullish Brit transformed into the quintessential Cockney accented tough guy with a big heart.Remembering Bob Hoskins, the Burly British Star of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ Who Died at 71
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There were plenty of other reasons to be bullish about Sean Saves the World.The Failure of ‘Sean Saves the World’ Is Epically Disappointing
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And yet for all his bullish talk of collective leadership, his 14 years in power have been anything but a joint effort.Bad News for Hugo Chávez—and, Possibly, Venezuela
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The sight of scarlet always went to his bullish head, and now made him more mad.The Auto Boys' Vacation
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You love toothless satires; let me inform you, a toothless satire is as improper as a toothed sleekstone, and as bullish.'
A toothless satire is as improper as a toothed sleck stone, and as bullish.
"And curb securities naturally feel the influence of the bullish sentiment," Fiedler continued.Potash & Perlmutter
- like a bull
- stock exchange causing, expecting, or characterized by a rise in pricesa bullish market
- informal cheerful and optimisticthe prime minister was in a bullish mood
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Word Origin and History for bullish
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