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bear2

bear2

pronunciation:
ber
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large, usu. omnivorous, furry mammal with a short tail.
a grizzly beara polar bear
 
similar words:
black bear, grizzly, Kodiak bear, panda, polar bear
definition 2: a large, clumsy, or rude person.
synonyms:
ape, boor, lout, lubber, oaf, ox
similar words:
brute, churl, Yahoo
definition 3: one who believes that prices will fall in a particular market such as the stock market, esp. one who sells on the basis of this expectation. (Cf. bull1.)
similar words:
operator, speculator
definition 4: (informal) a difficult experience or problem.
similar words:
difficulty, hell, pain, problem, trouble
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of the stock market, characterized by falling prices.
synonyms:
bearish
similar words:
declining, sagging
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Are you looking for the word bare? Bear and bare (without clothes) sound alike but have different meanings.
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