Pronunciation: (bâr'ish), [key]
1. like a bear; rough, burly, or clumsy.
2. Informal.grumpy, bad-mannered, or rude.
a. declining or tending toward a decline in prices.
b. 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.