sanguinity


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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.

sanguinity

the quality or condition of being ardent, confident, or optimistic. — sanguine, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sanguinity - feeling sanguine; optimistically cheerful and confident
optimism - the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well

sanguinity

noun
A tendency to expect a favorable outcome or to dwell on hopeful aspects:
Translations

sanguinity

nOptimismus m
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