UK [ˈbʊlɪʃ] / US adjective
1) expecting a successful future

The team was in a bullish mood before the start of the game.

2) business a bullish market is one in which the prices of shares are rising
a) business expecting the prices of shares to rise

Nomura, the Japanese owned securities house, remains bullish.

b) expecting the level of economic activity in general to rise

Many oil experts are taking a more bullish view of the sector.

Derived words:
noun uncountable

English dictionary. 2014.

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