Definitions for sanguineˈsæŋ gwɪn
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cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident:
sanguine about the future.
a sanguine complexion.
(in old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced, cheerful, etc.
Origin of sanguine:
1275–1325; ME sanguyne a blood-red cloth < OF sanguin < L sanguineus bloody =sanguin-, s. of sanguis blood +-eus -eous
a blood-red color
confidently optimistic and cheerful
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"
Anything of a blood-red colour, as cloth.
Red crayon. See the Note under crayon, 1.
To stain with blood; to impart the colour of blood to; to ensanguine.
Having the colour of blood; red.
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.
Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.
a sanguine bodily temperament
a sanguine temper
Anticipating the best; optimistic; not despondent; confident; full of hope.
sanguine of success
Origin: From sanguin, ultimately from sanguineus, "of blood".
having the color of blood; red
characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood; as, a sanguine bodily temperament
warm; ardent; as, a sanguine temper
anticipating the best; not desponding; confident; full of hope; as, sanguine of success
blood color; red
anything of a blood-red color, as cloth
red crayon. See the Note under Crayon, 1
to stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine
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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