oversanguine

oversanguine

(ˌəʊvəˈsæŋɡwɪn)
adj
too optimistic
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The author's judgements seem well balanced, though perhaps he is oversanguine in believing that the Treaty of Vervins [1598] "ended Spanish meddling" in France (204).
had a high sense of honour, but was venturesome and oversanguine, and when once his mind was set on anything, he was not to be turned from it, nor was he given to counting consequences.
154) also cites the combination of heavy farm debt and low commodity prices, along with railroad bankruptcies that were "due to oversanguine estimates of the future and reckless financing of the wildest sort" as contributors to the banking panic.