Sanguine

Definition of Sanguine

San´guine
a.1.Having the color of blood; red.
Of his complexion he was sanguine.
- Chaucer.
Like to that sanguine flower inscribed with woe.
- Milton.
2.Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood; as, a sanguine bodily temperament.
3.Warm; ardent; as, a sanguine temper.
4.Anticipating the best; cheerfully optimistic; not desponding; confident; full of hope; as, sanguine of success; a sanguine disposition.
n.1.Blood color; red.
2.Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth.
In sanguine and in pes he clad was all.
- Chaucer.
3.(Min.) Bloodstone.
4.Red crayon. See the Note under Crayon, 1.
v. t.1.To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine.

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