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san·guine

 (săng′gwĭn)
adj.
1.
a. Cheerfully confident; optimistic: sanguine about the prospects for an improved economy.
b. At ease; accepting: "Deborah was generally sanguine about the women in Franklin's life" (Walter Isaacson).
2. Archaic
a. Having blood as the dominant humor in terms of medieval physiology.
b. Having the temperament and ruddy complexion formerly thought to be characteristic of a person dominated by this humor; passionate.
3.
a. Of the color of blood; red.
b. Of a healthy reddish color; ruddy: a sanguine complexion.

[Middle English, blood-red, dominated by the humor blood, ruddy, from Old French sanguin, from Latin sanguineus, bloody, blood-red, from sanguis, sanguin-, blood.]

san′guine·ly adv.
san′guine·ness, san·guin′i·ty n.

sanguine

(ˈsæŋɡwɪn)
adj
1. cheerful and confident; optimistic
2. (esp of the complexion) ruddy in appearance
3. (Cookery) blood-red
4. an obsolete word for sanguinary2
n
(Art Terms) Also called: red chalk a red pencil containing ferric oxide, used in drawing
[C14: from Latin sanguineus bloody, from sanguis blood]
ˈsanguinely adv
ˈsanguineness, sanˈguinity n

san•guine

(ˈsæŋ 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.
4. bloody; sanguinary.
5. blood-red; red.
[1275–1325; Middle English sanguyne a blood-red cloth < Old French sanguin < Latin sanguineus bloody =sanguin-, s. of sanguis blood + -eus -eous]
san′guine•ly, adv.
san′guine•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sanguine - a blood-red color
red, redness - red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
Adj.1.sanguine - confidently optimistic and cheerful
optimistic - expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds; "in an optimistic mood"; "optimistic plans"; "took an optimistic view"
2.sanguine - inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life; "a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion"
healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"

sanguine

adjective cheerful, confident, optimistic, assured, hopeful, buoyant, in good heart He's remarkably sanguine about the problems involved.
cheerful down, gloomy, pessimistic, melancholy, despondent, dispirited, heavy-hearted

sanguine

adjective
1. Of a healthy reddish color:
2. Expecting a favorable outcome or dwelling on hopeful aspects:
Informal: upbeat.
Idioms: looking on the bright side, looking through rose-colored glasses.
Translations

sanguine

[ˈsæŋgwɪn] ADJ (fig) → optimista

sanguine

[ˈsæŋgwɪn] adjoptimiste

sanguine

adj
(= optimistic)optimistisch; to have a sanguine nature or dispositionvon Natur aus ein Optimist sein; to be sanguine about somethingin Bezug auf etw (acc)zuversichtlich sein; he is sanguine about the future of his countryer ist voller Zuversicht was die Zukunft seines Landes betrifft; I remain sanguine about his chanceswas seine Chancen betrifft, bin ich noch immer zuversichtlich; sanguine that we shall succeedzuversichtlich, dass wir Erfolg haben werden
sanguine complexionrote or gesunde (euph)Gesichtsfarbe

sanguine

[ˈsæŋgwɪn] adjottimista

san·guine

a. sanguíneo-a.
1. rel. a la sangre;
2. de complexión rosácea, con disposición alegre.
References in classic literature ?
continued Cora, after a most painful pause, while the conviction forced itself on her mind that the too sanguine and generous Duncan had been cruelly deceived by the cunning of the savage.
She had devoted herself to him with some little sacrifices of self, only remembered now for their uselessness in saving her father the disappointment that sprang from his sanguine and one- idea'd temperament.
Clare had first returned from the north, impressed with the system and order of his uncle's kitchen arrangements, he had largely provided his own with an array of cupboards, drawers, and various apparatus, to induce systematic regulation, under the sanguine illusion that it would be of any possible assistance to Dinah in her arrangements.
In labors he has been most abundant; and his success in combating prejudice, in gaining proselytes, in agi- tating the public mind, has far surpassed the most sanguine expectations that were raised at the com- mencement of his brilliant career.
I know that had I been a sanguine, brilliant, careless, exacting, handsome, romping child--though equally dependent and friendless--Mrs.
Day and night he was watching, and patiently enduring all the annoyances that irritable nerves and a shaken reason could inflict; and, though Kenneth remarked that what he saved from the grave would only recompense his care by forming the source of constant future anxiety - in fact, that his health and strength were being sacrificed to preserve a mere ruin of humanity - he knew no limits in gratitude and joy when Catherine's life was declared out of danger; and hour after hour he would sit beside her, tracing the gradual return to bodily health, and flattering his too sanguine hopes with the illusion that her mind would settle back to its right balance also, and she would soon be entirely her former self.
One of these days I shall have the blessed satisfaction of pocketing your guinea," cried the sanguine friend.
Then, that glorious vision of doing good, which is so often the sanguine mirage of so many good minds, arose before him, and he even saw himself in the illusion with some influence to guide this raging Revolution that was running so fearfully wild.
Micawber may have concealed his difficulties from me in the first instance, but his sanguine temper may have led him to expect that he would overcome them.
Without being sanguine as to my own part in these bright plans, I felt that Herbert's way was clearing fast, and that old Bill Barley had but to stick to his pepper and rum, and his daughter would soon be happily provided for.
He was trying to gather up the scarlet threads of life and to weave them into a pattern; to find his way through the sanguine labyrinth of passion through which he was wandering.
To which Merlin made answer, "The devil, Sancho, is a blockhead and a great scoundrel; I sent him to look for your master, but not with a message from Montesinos but from myself; for Montesinos is in his cave expecting, or more properly speaking, waiting for his disenchantment; for there's the tail to be skinned yet for him; if he owes you anything, or you have any business to transact with him, I'll bring him to you and put him where you choose; but for the present make up your mind to consent to this penance, and believe me it will be very good for you, for soul as well for body- for your soul because of the charity with which you perform it, for your body because I know that you are of a sanguine habit and it will do you no harm to draw a little blood.