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Definition of sanguine

What does sanguine mean?


  1. a blood-red color
    • more generic words: red / redness = red color or pigment

adjective satellite

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

Alternative definition


  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.


  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.


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


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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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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 previewThe American Medical Lexicon (1811)

On the Plan of Quincy's Lexicon Physico-medicum, with Many Retrenchments, Additions, and Improvements; Comprising an Explanation of the Etymology and Signification of the Terms Used in Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery, Materia Medica, Chemistry, and the Practice of Physic. Compiled from the Most Approved Authorities by John Quincy

We must not now anticipate the subject of temperaments, but may remark that the ancients, in subservience to their doctrine of humours, distinguished four; the sanguine, the bilious, the phlegmatic, and the melancholic. The distinction is not  ...

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 ...

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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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