san·guine  (snggwn)


1. Of the color of blood; red.

a. Of a healthy reddish color; ruddy: a sanguine complexion.

2. Archaic -Having blood as the dominant humor in terms of medieval physiology.

b. Having the temperament and ruddy complexion formerly thought to be characteristic of a person dominated by this humor; passionate.

3. Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

4. of, relating to, or involving bloodshed

The facts of his speech made me feel sanguine about the reality of it.

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