(label) Attended with bloodshed.
* 1625 , , "Unity in Religion"
* 1887 , :
- We may not propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences.
(label) Eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty.
- " every one of which took its rise from some noble family that succeeded in grasping the purple after a sanguinary struggle."
* 1877 , Samuel Green, The Life of Mahomet: Founder of the Religion of Islamism and of the Empire of the Saracens with Notices of the History of Islamism and of Arabia ,
- Passion makes us brutal and sanguinary .
(label) Consisting of, covered with, or similar in appearance to blood.
* 1913 , :
- "The defence set up for Mahomet is equally availing for every sanguinary and revengeful tyrant; "
- Here is the premeditation, the thrill, the strain of accumulating victory or disaster—and no smashed nor sanguinary bodies , that we who are old enough to remember a real modern war know to be the reality of belligerence.
* Not to be confused with (sanguine). (term) means “optimistic”, while (term) means “bloodthirsty, gory”.
* (attended with bloodshed) bloody, gory
* (eager to shed blood) bloodthirsty, bloody-minded, butcherous, slaughterous
* bloody, gory
A bloodthirsty person.
The plant yarrow, or herba sanguinaria .
Having the colour of blood; red.
(obsolete, physiology) Having a bodily constitution characterised by a preponderance of blood over the other bodily humours, thought to be marked by irresponsible mirth; indulgent in pleasure to the exclusion of important matters.
* 1592 — Shakespeare, iv 2
* 1597 — Shakespeare, ii 4
- What, what, ye sanguine , shallow-hearted boys!
- I'll be no longer guilty of this sin; this sanguine coward, this
Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.
- bed-presser, this horse-back-breaker, this huge hill of flesh.
- a sanguine bodily temperament
Anticipating the best; optimistic; not despondent; confident; full of hope.
* 1857 , , Volume the Second, page 79 (ISBN 1857150570)
- a sanguine temper
- It was clear that Dr. Gwynne was not very sanguine as to the effects of his journey to Barchester, and not over anxious to interfere with the bishop.
- sanguine of success
Not to be confused with sanguinary.
Blood colour; red.
Anything of a blood-red colour, as cloth.
(tincture) A tincture, seldom used, of a blood-red colour (not to be confused with murrey).
Red crayon. See the Note under crayon, 1.
To stain with blood; to impart the colour of blood to; to ensanguine.