a. Having a heavy muscular physique.
a. Causing, expecting, or characterized by rising stock market prices: "Cheaper energy is bullish because it stimulates growth" (Eric Gelman).
b. Optimistic or confident: bullish on the prospects of reaching a negotiated settlement.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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