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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

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

Alternative definition of the adjective Sanguine

adjective

  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 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

  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

noun

  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.

Place

Sanguine ist die Bezeichnung eines ehemaligen US-amerikanischen Längstwellensenders. Er diente der Alarmierung tiefgetauchter U-Boote auf der Frequenz 76 Hertz. Bis zum September 2004 wurden zwei Sendestationen in den USA betrieben, die jeweils mit Bodendipolen als Antennen ausgestattet waren.

Group

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

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

Music

"Sanguine" is a cataloged instance, composition.

Miscellanea

Sanguine is a stain, or non-standard tincture in heraldry, of a blood-red colour. In the past it was sometimes taken to be equivalent to murrey, but they are now considered two distinct tinctures. It is a brownish red, the colour of arterial blood.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for sanguine

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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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