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Meaning of SANGUINE

Pronunciation:  'sangwin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life; "a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion"
  2. [adj]  confidently optimistic and cheerful

SANGUINE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: healthy, optimistic, rubicund, ruddy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \San"guine\, a. [F. sanguin, L. sanguineus, fr. sanguis
    blood. Cf. {Sanguineous}.]
    1. Having the color of blood; red.
             Of his complexion he was sanguine.    --Chaucer.
             Like to that sanguine flower inscribed with woe.
    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; not desponding; confident; full of
       hope; as, sanguine of success.
    Syn: Warm; ardent; lively; confident; hopeful.
  2. \San"guine\, n.
    1. Blood color; red. --Spenser.
    2. Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth. [Obs.]
             In sanguine and in pes he clad was all. --Chaucer.
    3. (Min.) Bloodstone.
    4. Red crayon. See the Note under {Crayon}, 1.
  3. \San"guine\, v. t.
    To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to