Complete Definition of "sanguine"

was wotd|2006|March|30
English

Etymology
From F. sanguin, ultimately from L. sanguineus.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'sæÅ.gwɪn/, SAMPA|/"s{N.gwIn/
audio|en-us-sanguine.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. colour Having the colour of blood; red.
  2. Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.

#:a sanguine bodily temperament

  1. Warm; ardent.

#:a sanguine temper

  1. Anticipating the best; not despondent; confident; full of hope

#:sanguine of success

  1. obsolete irresponsibly mirthful; indulgent in pleasure to the exclusion of important matters

#*1592 â Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus iv 2
#*:What, what, ye sanguine, shallow-hearted boys!
#*1597 â Shakespeare, 1 Hen IV ii 4
#*:I'll be no longer guilty of this sin; this sanguine coward, this
#*:bed-presser, this horse-back-breaker, this huge hill of flesh.

Usage notes
Not to be confused with sanguinary.

Synonyms
top3
animated
assured
bright
bullish
buoyant
mid3
cheerful
cheery
confident
hopeful
optimistic
mid3
positive
red
spirited
upbeat

Antonyms
gloomy
pessimistic

Translations
trans-top|anticipating the best
Finnish: toiveikas(4)
trans-mid
Norwegian: optimistisk (4)
Polish: optymistyczny m
trans-bottom

Noun
en-noun

  1. color Blood colour; red.

#:<table><tr><td>sanguine colour: &nbsp;</td><td bgcolor"#BC3F4A?" width"80">&nbsp; </td></tr></table>

  1. Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth.
  2. bloodstone|Bloodstone.
  3. Red crayon. See the Note under Crayon, 1.

Translations
trans-top|blood red colour
trans-mid
Polish: krwistoczerwony m
trans-bottom

trans-top|anything of a blood-red colour
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|bloodstone
French: sanguine#French|sanguine f
trans-mid
Polish: heliotrop m
trans-bottom

trans-top|red crayon
French: sanguine#French|sanguine f
trans-mid
Polish: czerwona kredka f
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb|sanguin|ing

  1. To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine.

Related terms
sangaree
sangria

See also
Wiktionary_Appendix:Colours|Appendix:Colours

Category:Colors
Category:Reds
Category:Heraldic tincture
Category:Emotions

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