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San"guine (?), a. [F. sanguin, L. sanguineus, fr. sanguis blood. Cf. Sanguineous.]

1.

Having the color of blood; red.

Of his complexion he was sanguine.
Chaucer.

Like to that sanguine flower inscribed with woe.
Milton.

2.

Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood; as, a sanguine bodily temperament.

3.

Warm; ardent; as, a sanguine temper.

4.

Anticipating the best; not desponding; confident; full of hope; as, sanguine of success.

Syn. -- Warm; ardent; lively; confident; hopeful.

 

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San"guine, n.

1.

Blood color; red. Spenser.

2.

Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth. [Obs.]

In sanguine and in pes he clad was all.
Chaucer.

3. (Min.)

Bloodstone.

4.

Red crayon. See the Note under Crayon, 1.

 

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San"guine, v. t.

To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine.

 

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