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Definition of the adjective Sanguine

What does Sanguine mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. confidently optimistic and cheerful
  2. inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life

Alternative definition of the adjective Sanguine


  1. Having the colour of blood; red.
  2. [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.
  3. Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.
  4. Warm; ardent.
  5. Anticipating the best; optimistic; not despondent; confident; full of hope.

Definition of the noun Sanguine

What does Sanguine mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sanguines

  1. a blood-red color
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: red / redness = red color or pigment

Alternative definition of the noun Sanguine


  1. Blood colour; red.
  2. Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth.
  3. See Bloodstone.
  4. Red crayon. See the Note under crayon, 1.

Definition of the verb Sanguine

What does Sanguine mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sanguined | sanguining | sanguines

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


Sanguine was the name of an SLF-transmitter of the US-Navy, which was used to transmit on the frequency 76 hertz signals to submarines. The transmitter sites were in Michigan and Wisconsin. As aerial ground dipoles were used.


Sanguine is a four piece alt-metal band formed in Exeter in the UK.

There are other groups with sanguine in their name, like Sanguine Hum and Cultus Sanguine.


"Sanguine" is a cataloged instance, composition.


Sanguine is a tincture in heraldry, otherwise one of the "staynard colours". In the past it was sometimes taken to be equivalent to murrey, but they are now definitely considered two distinct tinctures. It is a brownish red, the colour of arterial blood.

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Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy (2008)

by Dennis Hauck

The word sanguine refers to a ruddy complexion in which the blood flows close to the skin. Sanguine people tend to be very changeable and even flighty, a little irritable yet basically optimistic, and full of personal integrity. According to Aristotle ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dental Science (1898)

And Such Words and Phrases of the Collateral Sciences as Pertain to the Art and Practice of Dentistry by Chapin Aaron Harris

The sanguine or umgm'neoua ; (2) the bilious or cholen'c; (3) the phlegmah'c or lymphatic ; and (4) the nervous temperament. The sanguineous or ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

by William Dwight Whitney

saw- outs, blood (see sang3, sanguine), + colere, inhabit.] Living in the blood , as a parasite ; hema- tobic. Also sanguinicolous. sanguiferous (sang-gwif 'e-rus) , a. [< XL. "san- guifer, blood-conveying, K L. sanguis, blood, + ferre = E. bear1.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

J Sanguine. But these bearings. These tinctures are represented in engravings and drawings (the invention of the ingenious Silvester Pe- tra Sancta, an Italian author of the 17th century) by dots and lines, as in fig. ii. n° 1 — 9. Or is expressed ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

sanguis, blood (Bee sang3, sanguine), + colere, inhabit.] Living in the blood, as a parasite; hema- tobic. Also sanguinicolous. sanguiferous (sang-gwif 'e-rus), a. [< NL. "san- guifer, blood-conveying, K L. sanguis, blood, + ferre = E. bear1.] ...

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They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular. (John Morley)
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Scrabble value of S1A1N1G2U1I1N1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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