Sanguine meaning

săng'gwĭn
Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Sanguine about the prospects for an improved economy.

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The definition of sanguine is someone or something the color of blood or a reddish color.

An example of sanguine is rosy cheeks.

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Having blood as the dominant humor in terms of medieval physiology.
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Having the temperament and ruddy complexion formerly thought to be characteristic of a person dominated by this humor; passionate.
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Of the color of blood; red.
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Of a healthy reddish color; ruddy.

A sanguine complexion.

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Of the color of blood; ruddy.
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In medieval physiology, having the warm, passionate, cheerful temperament and the healthy, ruddy complexion of one in whom the blood is the predominant humor of the four.
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Cheerful and confident; optimistic; hopeful.
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Of the color of blood; red.
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Of a healthy reddish color; ruddy.

A sanguine complexion.

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Having the colour of blood; red.
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1597 "” Shakespeare, 1 Hen IV ii 4

I'll be no longer guilty of this sin; this sanguine coward, this.

Bed-presser, this horse-back-breaker, this huge hill of flesh.

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Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.

A sanguine bodily temperament.

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Warm; ardent.

A sanguine temper.

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

Sanguine of success.

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Blood colour; red.

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Anything of a blood-red colour, as cloth.
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Red crayon. See the Note under crayon, 1.
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To stain with blood; to impart the colour of blood to; to ensanguine.
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At ease; accepting.
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Origin of sanguine

From French sanguin, ultimately from Latin sanguineus (“of blood"), from sanguis (“blood"), of uncertain origin, perhaps Proto-Indo-European *h₁shâ‚‚-én-, from *h₁éshâ‚‚rÌ¥ (“blood").