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sanguine

 [sang´gwin]
1. plethoric.
2. ardent; hopeful.

san·guine

(sang'gwin),
1. Synonym(s): plethoric
2. Formerly, denoting a temperament characterized by a light, fair complexion, full pulse, good digestion, optimistic outlook, and a quick but not lasting temper. Synonym(s): sanguineous (3)
[L. sanguineus]

sanguine

/san·guine/ (sang´gwin)
1. plethoric.
2. ardent or hopeful.

sanguine

(săng′gwĭn)
adj.
a. Of the color of blood; red.
b. Of a healthy reddish color; ruddy: a sanguine complexion.

san′guine·ly adv.
san′guine·ness, san·guin′i·ty n.

sanguine

[sang′gwin]
Etymology: L, sanguis, blood
pertaining to abundant and active blood circulation, ruddy complexion, and an attitude full of vitality and confidence.

san·guine

(sang'gwin)
1. Synonym(s): plethoric.
2. Optimistic or cheerful.
Synonym(s): sanguineous (3) .
[L. sanguineus]

sanguine

Of a ruddy complexion.

sanguine (sang´gwin),

adj 1. pertaining to an abundant and active blood circulation, ruddy complexion.
n 2. an attitude full of vitality and confidence.

sanguine

1. abounding in blood.
2. ardent; hopeful.
References in classic literature ?
During this interval, Delafield gazed on her, in delight; for with the sanguine feelings of youth, he interpreted every symptom of emotion in his own favour.
She spoke of her farther as somewhat delicate and puny, but was sanguine in the hope of her being materially better for change of air.
Unfortunately for these sanguine anticipations, before Mr.
His sanguine temper, and fearlessness of mind, operated very differently on her.
Now, as always, Clare's father was sanguine as a child; and though the younger could not accept his parent's narrow dogma he revered his practice, and recognized the hero under the pietist.
His sanguine hopes were rising within him and lighting up his features, but they made his face more sad to me than it had been before.
General Tilney was not less sanguine, having already waited on her excellent friends in Pulteney Street, and obtained their sanction of his wishes.
The sanguine light of the furnace illuminated in the chamber only a confused mass of horrible things.
Rostopchin, though he had patriotic sentiments, was a sanguine and impulsive man who had always moved in the highest administrative circles and had no understanding at all of the people he supposed himself to be guiding.
Telegraph and telephone worked his will, he saw all callers, a cigar in his mouth and flower in his buttonhole, perfectly at his ease, sanguine and confident.
He didn't look at the matter from the housekeeper's sanguine point of view.
Playmore, inclosing the agent's extraordinary telegram, was not inspired by the sanguine view of our prospects which he had expressed to me when we met at Benjamin's house.