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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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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.
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Translations

sanguine

[ˈsæŋgwɪn] ADJ (fig) → optimista
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sanguine

[ˈsæŋgwɪn] adjoptimiste
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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
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sanguine

[ˈsæŋgwɪn] adjottimista
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san·guine

a. sanguíneo-a.
1. rel. a la sangre;
2. de complexión rosácea, con disposición alegre.
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