cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident:
a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations.
a sanguine complexion.
(in old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced, cheerful, etc.
Heraldry. a reddish-purple tincture.
a red iron-oxide crayon used in making drawings.
cheerful and confident; optimistic
(esp of the complexion) ruddy in appearance
an obsolete word for sanguinary (sense 2)
Also called red chalk. a red pencil containing ferric oxide, used in drawing
sanguine san·guine (sāng’gwĭn)
Of a healthy, reddish color; ruddy.
Cheerfully confident; optimistic.
Having blood as the dominant humor in terms of medieval physiology.
Archaic Having the temperament and ruddy complexion that was formerly thought to be characteristic of a person dominated by this humor; passionate.
sanguino- or sangui- or sanguin- pref. Blood; bloody: sanguinolent.
[sang-gwin-l-uh nt] /sæŋˈgwɪn l ənt/ adjective 1. of or relating to blood. 2. containing or tinged with blood; bloody. sanguinolent /sæŋˈɡwɪnələnt/ adjective 1. containing, tinged with, or mixed with blood sanguinolent san·guin·o·lent (sāng-gwĭn’ə-lənt) adj. Mixed or tinged with blood.
sanguinopurulent san·gui·no·pu·ru·lent (sāng’gwə-nō-pyur’ə-lənt, -pyur’yə-) adj. Containing blood and pus.
[sang-gwiv-er-uh s] /sæŋˈgwɪv ər əs/ adjective 1. feeding on blood, as a bat or insect. sanguivorous san·guiv·o·rous (sāng-gwĭv’ər-əs) adj. Feeding on blood, as certain bats, leeches, and insects.