Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Sanguine'
- confidently optimistic and cheerful
- inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life; "a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion" [syn: rubicund, ruddy]
- Sanguine \San"guine\, v. t.
To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to
- Sanguine \San"guine\, a. [F. sanguin, L. sanguineus, fr. sanguis
blood. Cf. Sanguineous.]
- Having the color of blood; red. Of his complexion he was sanguine. --Chaucer. Like to that sanguine flower inscribed with woe. --Milton.
- Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood; as, a sanguine bodily temperament.
- Warm; ardent; as, a sanguine temper.
- Anticipating the best; not desponding; confident; full of hope; as, sanguine of success. Syn: Warm; ardent; lively; confident; hopeful.
- Sanguine \San"guine\, n.
- Blood color; red. --Spenser.
- Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth. [Obs.] In sanguine and in pes he clad was all. --Chaucer.
- (Min.) Bloodstone.
- Red crayon. See the Note under Crayon, 1.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Sanguine'
Sanguine refers to a reddish, often tending to brown, color of chalk used in drawing. The word may also refer to a drawing done in sanguine.
Sanguine lends itself naturally to sketches, life drawings, and rustic scenes. It is ideal for rendering modeling and volume. In the form of wood-cased pencils or manufactured sticks, sanguine may be used similarly to charcoal or pastel. As with pastel, a mid-toned paper may be put to good use. A fixative is often applied to preserve the finished state of the drawing.[See more about Sanguine at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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