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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 ?
Unfortunately for these sanguine anticipations, before Mr.
His sanguine temper, and fearlessness of mind, operated very differently on her.
There are always on board ship, a Sanguine One, and a Despondent One.
He was far from a sanguine assurance that Sophia had any such affection towards him, as might promise his inclinations that harvest, which, if they were encouraged and nursed, they would finally grow up to require.
General Tilney was not less sanguine, having already waited on her excellent friends in Pulteney Street, and obtained their sanction of his wishes.
Rostopchin, though he had patriotic sentiments, was a sanguine and impulsive man who had always moved in the highest administrative circles and had no understanding at all of the people he supposed himself to be guiding.
Playmore, inclosing the agent's extraordinary telegram, was not inspired by the sanguine view of our prospects which he had expressed to me when we met at Benjamin's house.
Sanguine temperament, great physical strength, morbidly excitable, periods of gloom, ending in some fixed idea which I cannot make out.
Price, and creditable to ourselves, we must secure to the child, or consider ourselves engaged to secure to her hereafter, as circumstances may arise, the provision of a gentlewoman, if no such establishment should offer as you are so sanguine in expecting.
Haggard and red-eyed, his hopes plainly had deserted him, his sanguine mood was gone, and all his worst misgivings had come back.
Catherine ran wild with joy at the idea of welcoming her father back; and indulged most sanguine anticipations of the innumerable excellencies of her 'real' cousin.
Experience on a former occasion teaches us not to be too sanguine in such hopes.