Definitions for sanguineˈsæŋ gwɪn

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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.

Anagrams for sanguine »

  1. Guineans

  2. guanines

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emily Finlayson:

    I think the importance of the study is that people can be sanguine of the benefits of this operation in this population.

  2. Sebastian Coe:

    I think you'd be pretty surprised if I did sit here and was sanguine about that, i personally have big problems with it.

  3. Lloyd Blankfein:

    ( The) U.S. economy is not going off the rails, i'm generally sanguine. We muddle through. I think some of this is an overreaction to the overreaction of assets being so swollen.

  4. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu:

    There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life.

  5. Valentin Marinov:

    We are far less sanguine and think that the developed stock markets may be lagging behind other asset classes as investors position ahead of Fed tightening while global economic data continues to fuel market worries.

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