Partaking regarding the characteristics of a bear resembling a bear in temperament or manners
- expecting costs to fall
- Partaking associated with the qualities of a bear; resembling a bear in temperament or manners.
"grumpy, surly," 1744, from bear (n.) + -ish. Relevant: Bearishly; bearishness.
(a.) Partaking of characteristics of a bear; resembling a bear in mood or ways.
Yet the two Lichfield men had so many early recollections in common, and sympathized with each other on so many points on which they sympathized with' nobody else in the vast population of the capital, that, though the master was often provoked by the monkey-like impertinence of the pupil, and the pupil by the bearish rudeness of the master, they remained friends till they were parted by death.