|1.||cheerful and confident; optimistic|
|2.||(esp of the complexion) ruddy in appearance|
|4.||an obsolete word for sanguinary|
|5.||Also called: red chalk a red pencil containing ferric oxide, used in drawing|
|[C14: from Latin sanguineus bloody, from sanguis blood]|
sanguine san·guine (sāng'gwĭn)
Of a healthy, reddish color; ruddy.
Cheerfully confident; optimistic.
Having blood as the dominant humor in terms of medieval physiology.
Archaic Having the temperament and ruddy complexion that was formerly thought to be characteristic of a person dominated by this humor; passionate.
chalk or crayon drawing done in a blood-red, reddish, or flesh colouring. The pigment employed is usually a chalk or clay containing some form of iron oxide. Sanguine was used extensively by 15th- and 16th-century artists such as Leonardo da Vinci (who employed it in his sketches for the Last Supper), Michelangelo, Raphael, and Andrea del Sarto.
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