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sanguine

san·guine

sanguine

 
pronunciation:
saeng gwihn
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having an optimistic temperament or outlook.
Considering his poor academic record, he was surprisingly sanguine concerning his chances of being accepted to a top university.
synonyms:
hopeful, optimistic, positive, upbeat
antonyms:
gloomy, hopeless
similar words:
buoyant, cheerful, confident, happy, lighthearted, sunny
definition 2: ruddy in complexion.
Santa Claus is often depicted with a white beard and sanguine complexion.
synonyms:
florid, glowing, rubicund, ruddy
antonyms:
bloodless, pale
similar words:
flushed, reddish, roseate, rosy
definition 3: blood red.
The stream turned sanguine with the blood of fallen soldiers.
synonyms:
crimson, red
similar words:
ruddy, scarlet
derivations: sanguinely (adv.), sanguineness (n.)