Sanguine (ruddy; cheerfully optimistic) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
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Definition of the adjective Sanguine
What does Sanguine mean as an attribute of a noun?
adjective - degrees: more sanguine / most sanguine
- confidently optimistic and cheerful
- inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
Alternative definition of the adjective Sanguine
- 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.
- Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.
- Warm; ardent.
- synonym: bullish
- Anticipating the best; optimistic; not despondent; confident; full of hope.
- synonym: buoyant
Definition of the adjective Sanguine for high school students
- optimistic, cheery
- example: Polly reacted to any bad news with a sanguine smile and the chirpy cry, "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!"
The adjective Sanguine is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Definition of the noun Sanguine
What does Sanguine mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: sanguines
- a blood-red color
Alternative definition of the noun Sanguine
- Blood colour; red.
- Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth.
- See Bloodstone.
- 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
- To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine.
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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 ...
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.
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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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