What does "Sanguine" mean?


(a.) Anticipating the best; not desponding; confident; full of hope; as, sanguine of success (a.) Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood; as, a sanguine bodily temperament (a.) Having the color of blood; red (a.) Warm; ardent; as, a sanguine temper (n.) Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth (n.) Blood color; red (n.) Bloodstone (n.) Red crayon. See the Note under Crayon, 1 (v. t.) To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine

Synonyms healthy, optimistic, ruddy, rubicund

Example: "A fresh and sanguine complexion"

Word Family sanguinary, sanguinity