[ UK /sˈæŋɡwɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈsæŋɡwɪn/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
    a ruddy complexion
    a fresh and sanguine complexion
    Santa's rubicund cheeks
  2. confidently optimistic and cheerful
NOUN
  1. a blood-red color
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How To Use sanguine In A Sentence

  • Smaller than this Common Burnet is the Salad Burnet, _Poterium sanguisorba, quod sanguineos fluxus sistat_, a useful [431] styptic, which is also cordial, and promotes perspiration. Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure
  • To speak generally, if we take all animals which change their locality, some by swimming, others by flying, others by walking, we find in these the two sexes, not only in the sanguinea but also in some of the bloodless animals; and this applies in the case of the latter sometimes to the whole class, as the cephalopoda and crustacea, but in the class of insects only to the majority. On the Generation of Animals
  • After World War I they were less sanguine about progress and more inclined to the hereditarian pessimism of eugenics.
  • Ridet patiens si a sanguine, putat se videre choreas, musicam audire, ludos, &c. 2565. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Fully recessive mutations are maintained in higher frequencies than partially recessive ones and thus cause greater declines in fitness under consanguineous matings.
  • He stays on his feet and remains sanguine. Times, Sunday Times
  • The sanguine humour is the principal humour of the blood which embodies the other three humours: the choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic within it.
  • _Attico genere dicendi se gaudere dicunt; atqui utinam imitarentur nec ossa solum, sed etiam et sanguinem. A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence The Works Of Cornelius Tacitus, Volume 8 (of 8); With An Essay On His Life And Genius, Notes, Supplements
  • Op Ed: Proscriptions on who may marry, such as preventing consanguine marriages, can be easily understood by referring to the procreative potential of marriage. Why are only queer rights on the chopping block?
  • DATURA Family: Solanaceae Genus: Datura Species: Species: fastuosa: large shrub with white flowers inoxia (Don Juan's Datura): native to mexico metel: native to India. sanguinea (Eagle Datura, Tonga): Native to S.America. stramonium (Jimson Weed): Dangerous hallucinogen widespread in temperate regions. Natural Highs Frequently Asked Questions by Vince Cavasin
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