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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.
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