sanguine
[ sang-gwin ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Middle English; Latin from Old French sanguin(e ) ‘blood red’, from Latin sanguineus ‘of blood’, from sanguis, sanguin- ‘blood’
Synonyms
    1.
  • cheerful
  • confident
  • enthusiastic
  • upbeat
  • hopeful
    2.
  • crimson
  • flush
  • reddish
  • ruby
Antonyms
    1.
  • depressed
  • down
  • pessimistic
  • gloomy
    2.
  • pale
Definition
1. cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident
2. reddish; ruddy
Examples
1. Although traffic was getting worse, Mark still had a sanguine outlook on making it to the airport in time for his flight.
2. Matt's sanguine complexion showed his embarrassment when the group gave him compliments.
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