Definitions for sanguineˈsæŋ gwɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

san•guineˈsæŋ gwɪn(adj.)

  1. cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident:

    sanguine about the future.

  2. reddish; ruddy:

    a sanguine complexion.

  3. (in old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced, cheerful, etc.

    Category: Physiology

  4. bloody; sanguinary.

  5. blood-red; red.

Origin of sanguine:

1275–1325; ME sanguyne a blood-red cloth < OF sanguin < L sanguineus bloody =sanguin-, s. of sanguis blood +-eus -eous

san′guine•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sanguine(adj)

    a blood-red color

  2. sanguine(adj)

    confidently optimistic and cheerful

  3. rubicund, ruddy, florid, sanguine(adj)

    inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life

    "a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion"

Wiktionary

  1. sanguine(Noun)

    Anything of a blood-red colour, as cloth.

  2. sanguine(Noun)

    Bloodstone.

  3. sanguine(Noun)

    Red crayon. See the Note under crayon, 1.

  4. sanguine(Verb)

    To stain with blood; to impart the colour of blood to; to ensanguine.

  5. sanguine(Adjective)

    Having the colour of blood; red.

  6. sanguine(Adjective)

    Having a bodily constitution characterised by a preponderance of blood over the other bodily humours, thought to be marked by irresponsible mirth; indulgent in pleasure to the exclusion of important matters.

  7. sanguine(Adjective)

    Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.

    a sanguine bodily temperament

  8. sanguine(Adjective)

    Warm; ardent.

    a sanguine temper

  9. sanguine(Adjective)

    Anticipating the best; optimistic; not despondent; confident; full of hope.

    sanguine of success

  10. Origin: From sanguin, ultimately from sanguineus, "of blood".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sanguine(adj)

    having the color of blood; red

  2. Sanguine(adj)

    characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood; as, a sanguine bodily temperament

  3. Sanguine(adj)

    warm; ardent; as, a sanguine temper

  4. Sanguine(adj)

    anticipating the best; not desponding; confident; full of hope; as, sanguine of success

  5. Sanguine(noun)

    blood color; red

  6. Sanguine(noun)

    anything of a blood-red color, as cloth

  7. Sanguine(noun)

    bloodstone

  8. Sanguine(noun)

    red crayon. See the Note under Crayon, 1

  9. Sanguine(verb)

    to stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine

Freebase

  1. Sanguine

    Sanguine is a stain, or non-standard tincture in heraldry, of a blood-red colour. In the past it was sometimes taken to be equivalent to murrey, but they are now considered two distinct tinctures. It is a brownish red, the colour of arterial blood.

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