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.
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