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Word of the Day 09/21/19 Sanguine

Sanguine (adjective, noun)
sanguine [ sang-gwin ]


adjective
1. cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations.
2. reddish; ruddy: a sanguine complexion.
3. (in old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced, cheerful, etc.
4. bloody; sanguinary.
5. blood-red; red.
6. Heraldry. a reddish-purple tincture.

noun
7. a red iron-oxide crayon used in making drawings.

RELATED WORDS
buoyant, enthusiastic, hopeful, cheerful, confident, upbeat, positive, glowing, red, flush, scarlet, animated, assured, expectant, lively, secure, self-assured, self-confident, spirited, undoubtful

RELATED FORMS
san·guine·ly, adverb
san·guin·i·ty, san·guin·ness, noun
non·san·guine, adjective
non·san·guine·ly, adverb
non·san·guine·ness, noun
o·ver·san·guine, adjective
o·ver·san·guine·ly, adverb
o·ver·san·guine·ness, noun
pre·san·guine, adjective
qua·si-san·guine, adjective
qua·si-san·guine·ly, adverb
su·per·san·guine, adjective
su·per·san·guin·i·ty, noun
un·san·guine, adjective
un·san·guine·ly, adverb

CAN BE CONFUSED
sanguinary

SYNONYMS
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1. enthusiastic, buoyant, animated, lively, spirited.

ANTONYMS
1. morose.

Origin: 1275–1325; Middle English sanguyne a blood-red cloth < Old French sanguin < Latin sanguineus bloody, equivalent to sanguin-, stem of sanguis blood + -eus -eous

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