sanguineness

World English Dictionary
sanguine (ˈsæŋɡwɪn)
 
adj
1.  cheerful and confident; optimistic
2.  (esp of the complexion) ruddy in appearance
3.  blood-red
4.  an obsolete word for sanguinary
 
n
5.  Also called: red chalk a red pencil containing ferric oxide, used in drawing
 
[C14: from Latin sanguineus bloody, from sanguis blood]
 
'sanguinely
 
adv
 
'sanguineness
 
n
 
san'guinity
 
n

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