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One entry found for sanguine.
Main Entry: san·guine
Pronunciation: primarystresssaeng-gwschwan
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English sanguin "having the color of blood," from early French sanguin (same meaning), from Latin sanguineus (same meaning), from sanguin-, sanguis "blood" --see Word History at HUMOR
1 : having the color of blood
2 a : SANGUINARY 1 b : RUDDY 1
3 : CHEERFUL 1a, hopeful <a sanguine disposition>
4 : CONFIDENT, OPTIMISTIC <sanguine of success>
- san·guine·ly adverb
- san·guin·i·ty /saeng-primarystressgwin-schwat-emacron, san-/ noun

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