sanguine: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sang'gwin), [key]
- cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations.
- reddish; ruddy: a sanguine complexion.
- (in old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced, cheerful, etc.
- bloody; sanguinary.
- blood-red; red.
- a reddish-purple tincture.
- a red iron-oxide crayon used in making drawings.
- sanguine (Thesaurus)