sanguine

Definitions

  • Sanguine Golfer
    Sanguine Golfer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sanguine inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life "a ruddy complexion","Santa's rubicund cheeks","a fresh and sanguine complexion"
    • adj sanguine confidently optimistic and cheerful
    • n sanguine a blood-red color
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sanguine Anticipating the best; cheerfully optimistic; not desponding; confident; full of hope; as, sanguine of success; a sanguine disposition.
    • Sanguine Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth. "In sanguine and in pes he clad was all."
    • Sanguine Blood color; red.
    • Sanguine (Min) Bloodstone.
    • Sanguine Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood; as, a sanguine bodily temperament.
    • Sanguine Having the color of blood; red. "Of his complexion he was sanguine .""Like to that sanguine flower inscribed with woe."
    • Sanguine Red crayon. See the Note under Crayon, 1.
    • v. t Sanguine To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine.
    • Sanguine Warm; ardent; as, a sanguine temper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sanguine Of blood; bloody.
    • sanguine Bloodthirsty; bloody; sanguinary.
    • sanguine Of the color of blood; red; ruddy: as, a sanguine complexion; the sanguine francolin, Ithaginis cruentatus; specifically, in heraldry, same as murrey.
    • sanguine Abounding with blood; plethoric; characterized by fullness of habit: as, a sanguine habit of body.
    • sanguine Characterized by an active and energetic circulation of the blood; having vitality; hence, vivacious; cheerful; hopeful; confident; ardent; hopefully inclined; habitually confiding: as, a sanguine temperament; to be sanguine of success. See temperament.
    • sanguine Synonyms Lively, animated, enthusiastic.
    • n sanguine The color of blood; red; specifically, in heraldry, same as murrey.
    • n sanguine Bloodstone, with which cutlers stained the hilts of swords, etc.
    • n sanguine Anything of a blood-red color, as a garment.
    • n sanguine A drawing executed with red chalks.
    • sanguine To stain with blood; ensanguine.
    • sanguine To stain or varnish with a color like that of blood; redden.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sanguine sang′gwin abounding with blood, bloody: bloodthirsty: ruddy, red: ardent, hopeful, confident: characterised by a fullness of habit
    • n Sanguine the colour of red
    • v.t Sanguine (obs.) to stain with blood
    • v.t Sanguine to convert into blood
    • n Sanguine the yarrow: the blood-root
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. sanguin, L. sanguineus, fr. sanguis, blood. Cf. Sanguineous

Usage

In literature:

Dick did not know how much fortune was favoring the daring that morning, but he and his comrades were sanguine.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Birnie is sanguine as ever; but he is a terrible sort of comforter!
"Night and Morning, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Never, I am sure; your ingenuous smile, your laughing eyes, are the index to a happy and a sanguine heart.
"Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He is sanguine, combative, go ahead, and would like a good fight if he got fairly into one.
"Our Churches and Chapels" by Atticus
Edulia ex sanguine et suffocato parta.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
The manager was less sanguine in his views of emancipation than the planters generally.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The manager was less sanguine in his views of emancipation than the planters generally.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The dame's face became sanguine for dread, and she turned her about to flee, because of her exceeding fear.
"French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France" by Marie de France
He is sanguine-complexioned and shrill-voiced.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
Still, let us not be over-sanguine of a speedy final triumph.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II" by John T. Morse
The sorrows of the sanguine temperament are brief but furious; the world knows little of them.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
Let me, said a wise man, always be surrounded by men of sanguine temperament.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
The call was made, and the response of the country was most gratifying, surpassing in unanimity and spirit the most sanguine expectation.
"Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865" by Abraham Lincoln
I am not at all sanguine of the success of the convention.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Margaret, a sanguine, energetic woman, despised her baby husband, and he, very naturally, impotently hated her.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
She was not sanguine enough to hope for a miracle; and surely only a miracle could change Phoebe's sullen and morbid nature.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Part of the same constellation; formerly used to denote sanguine.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
Disraeli is very sanguine still about the elections.
"Prime Ministers and Some Others" by George W. E. Russell
And this must needs chafe the nerves of those whose eyes are always turned toward the sanguine future.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
His complexion was fresh and sanguine.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
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In poetry:

Happy recall of things remembered-
Life's happy hours, love's blooded ecstasy.
Youth's sanguine dreams whose tireless wings outsped
The light— now silhouettes of Memory!
"Remembrance" by John William Streets
'Year after year in youtheid's prime,
Wander he will, frae clime to clime,
Sanguine wi' hope on wing sublime
Mount heigh in air!
But than -- waes me! there comes a time
O' dool and care!
"The Scottish Muse" by Hector MacNeill
What Scenes of Bliss my raptur'd Fancy fram'd,
In some lone Spot with Peace and thee retir'd,
Tho' Reason then my sanguine Fondness blam'd,
I still believ'd what flatt'ring Love inspir'd:
"Elegy XIV: To Delia" by James Hammond
Must come and bide. And such are we —
Unreasoning, sanguine, visionary —
That I can hope
Health, love, friends, scope
In full for thee; can dream thou'lt find
Joys seldom yet attained by humankind!
"To An Unborn Pauper Child" by Thomas Hardy
No fragment of it save the name
They leave thee for a crown of scorns
Wherewith to mock thy naked shame
And forehead bitten through with thorns
And, marked with sanguine sweat and tears,
The stripes of eighteen hundred years
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
That beat love's message into melody-
A song that touches in this place remote
Gladness supreme in its undying note
And stirs to life the soul of memory-
'Tis strange that while you're beating into life
Men here below are plunged in sanguine strife!
"A Lark above the Trenches" by John William Streets

In news:

For Better or for Wurtzel, Author and Lawyer Elizabeth Sanguine About Failing the Bar Exam .
While the global economic environment today is one characterized by great uncertainty, the outlook for the US chemical industry is said to be considerably less sanguine.
Oct 21, 8 pm, $5-$10, with Sharks with Wings and Sanguine Vessel, Vox Populi, 319 N 11th St, third floor, bowerbird.org.
Despite continued warnings of vulnerabilities from security vendors, Mac OS X users and developers sounded a sanguine note in the face of potential exploits.
For Better or for Wurtzel, Author and Lawyer Elizabeth Sanguine About Failing the Bar Exam.
Healthcare Construction Outlook Stays Sanguine .
The Sanguineous Art of Robert Sherer.
Treasury TRIA Report Unduly Sanguine about Private Market's Ability to Provide Terrorism Insurance.
Sanguine Bond, FX Markets Show Draghi Succeeded in Fostering Calm.
Wynter Gordon To Release 'Sanguine' EP in January: Exclusive.
The actual story of Hefner's success is less sanguine, since Playboy 's initial popularity was based on its embrace of 1940s and '50s sexist ideas.
Economic data is looking less sanguine.
With low job growth last month and less sanguine economic data, is it time to batten down the hatches.
Survey respondents less sanguine about DTV, citing high prices.
The investor class is sitting on tons of cash, scared of market volatility, worried about the economy, about the high level of debt– and not especially sanguine about low interest rates making stocks still look cheap.
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In science:

However, it has been learned in the lattice community over the years not to be overly sanguine about predicting the structure of the hadron based on the interpolation field.
A Review of Pentaquark Calculations on the Lattice
For spectra of hot samples as in brown dwarfs and exoplanets, the situation is much less sanguine, except in the case of water for which there has been extensive experimental (Zobov et al. 2008) and theoretical work (Barber et al. 2006).
Division Xii/commission 14/WORKING Group on Molecular Data
Neither writer is, of course, sanguine about the prospects for progress in the coming centuries.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
However, then one is forced to compare different processes and the prospects for an accurate determination are not very sanguine.
Summary Talk at the 3rd KEK Topical Conference on CP Violation
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