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Sanguinary vs. Sanguine

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Sanguinaryadjective

(of an event) Involving bloodshed.

Sanguineadjective

Having the colour of blood; blood red.

Sanguinaryadjective

(of a person) Eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty.

Sanguineadjective

Having a bodily constitution characterised by a preponderance of blood over the other bodily humours, thought to be marked by irresponsible mirth; indulgent in pleasure to the exclusion of important matters.

Sanguinaryadjective

(of an object) Consisting of, covered with, or similar in appearance to blood.

Sanguineadjective

Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.

‘a sanguine bodily temperament’;

Sanguinarynoun

A bloodthirsty person.

Sanguineadjective

Warm; ardent.

‘a sanguine temper’;

Sanguinarynoun

The plant common yarrow, or herba sanguinaria (Achillea millefolium).

Sanguineadjective

Anticipating the best; optimistic; confident; full of hope.

‘I'm sanguine about the eventual success of the project.’;

Sanguinaryadjective

Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous; as, a sanguinary war, contest, or battle.

‘We may not propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences.’;

Sanguineadjective

Full of blood; bloody.

Sanguinaryadjective

Bloodthirsty; cruel; eager to shed blood.

‘Passion . . . makes us brutal and sanguinary.’;

Sanguineadjective

Bloodthirsty.

Sanguinarynoun

The yarrow.

Sanguinenoun

Blood colour; red.

Sanguinaryadjective

accompanied by bloodshed;

‘this bitter and sanguinary war’;

Sanguinenoun

Anything of a blood-red colour, as cloth.

Sanguinaryadjective

marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed;

‘bloody-minded tyrants’; ‘bloodthirsty yells’; ‘went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood’;

Sanguinenoun

(tincture) A tincture, seldom used, of a blood-red colour (not to be confused with murrey).

Sanguinenoun

Bloodstone.

Sanguinenoun

Red crayon.

Sanguineverb

To stain with blood; to impart the colour of blood to; to ensanguine.

Sanguineadjective

Having the color of blood; red.

‘Of his complexion he was sanguine.’; ‘Like to that sanguine flower inscribed with woe.’;

Sanguineadjective

Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood; as, a sanguine bodily temperament.

Sanguineadjective

Warm; ardent; as, a sanguine temper.

Sanguineadjective

Anticipating the best; cheerfully optimistic; not desponding; confident; full of hope; as, sanguine of success; a sanguine disposition.

Sanguinenoun

Blood color; red.

Sanguinenoun

Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth.

‘In sanguine and in pes he clad was all.’;

Sanguinenoun

Bloodstone.

Sanguinenoun

Red crayon. See the Note under Crayon, 1.

Sanguineverb

To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine.

Sanguineadjective

confidently optimistic and cheerful

Sanguineadjective

inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life;

‘a ruddy complexion’; ‘Santa's rubicund cheeks’; ‘a fresh and sanguine complexion’;

Sanguineadjective

optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation

‘he is sanguine about prospects for the global economy’; ‘the committee takes a more sanguine view’;

Sanguineadjective

(in medieval science and medicine) of or having the constitution associated with the predominance of blood among the bodily humours, supposedly marked by a ruddy complexion and an optimistic disposition.

Sanguineadjective

(of the complexion) florid or ruddy.

Sanguineadjective

blood-red.

Sanguineadjective

bloody or bloodthirsty.

Sanguinenoun

a blood-red colour.

Sanguinenoun

a deep red-brown crayon or pencil containing iron oxide.

Sanguinenoun

a blood-red stain used in blazoning.

Sanguine

Sanguine () or red chalk is chalk of a reddish-brown colour, so called because it resembles the colour of dried blood. It has been popular for centuries for drawing (where white chalk only works on coloured paper).

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