What does sanguine mean?

Definitions for sanguine
ˈsæŋ gwɪnsan·guine

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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"


  1. sanguine(Noun)

    Anything of a blood-red colour, as cloth.

  2. sanguine(Noun)


  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)


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sanguine

    sang′gwin, adj. abounding with blood, bloody: bloodthirsty: ruddy, red: ardent, hopeful, confident: characterised by a fullness of habit.—n. the colour of red.—v.t. (obs.) to stain with blood.—n. Sang′sue, a leech—also Sang′uisuge.—adjs. Sanguic′olous, living in the blood, as a parasite; Sanguif′erous, receiving and conveying blood, circulatory.—ns. Sanguificā′tion; San′guifier.—adj. Sanguif′luous, flowing with blood.—v.i. San′guify, to make blood.—v.t. to convert into blood.—n. Sanguinā′ria, a genus of the poppy family, one species, the Blood-root or Puccoon of North America, much used by the Indians for staining.—adv. San′guinarily.—n. San′guinariness.—adj. San′guinary, bloody: attended with much blood-shed: bloodthirsty.—n. the yarrow: the blood-root.—adj. San′guineless, destitute of blood.—adv. San′guinely, hopefully, confidently.—n. San′guineness, sanguine character, ardour: ruddiness: plethora.—adj. Sanguin′eous, sanguine: resembling or constituting blood.—ns. Sanguin′ity, sanguineness; Sanguin′olence, Sanguin′olency.—adj. Sanguin′olent, tinged with blood: sanguine.—ns. Sanguisorbā′ceæ, Sanguisor′beæ, a sub-order of Rosaceæ, containing about 150 species; Sanguisū′ga, a genus of leeches.—adjs. Sanguisū′gent, Sanguisū′gous, blood-sucking; Sanguiv′olent, bloodthirsty; Sanguiv′orous, feeding on blood, as a vampire—also Sanguiniv′orous. [Fr.,—L. sanguineussanguis, sanguinis, blood.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanguine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanguine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sanguine in a Sentence

  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. Wedbush Securities analysts:

    While increasing macro concerns have emerged in recent weeks, we maintain a sanguine outlook and expect the same from the companies.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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