sanguine

  • 1 sanguine — [ sɑ̃gin ] n. f. • 1564; pierre sanguine XIIIe; de sanguin 1 ♦ Variété d hématite rouge. ♢ (1694) Crayon fait de cette matière, d un rouge ocre ou pourpre. ♢ Par ext. Dessin exécuté avec ce crayon. Une sanguine de Watteau. Lithographie imitant… …

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  • 2 Sanguine — San guine, a. [F. sanguin, L. sanguineus, fr. sanguis blood. Cf. {Sanguineous}.] 1. Having the color of blood; red. [1913 Webster] Of his complexion he was sanguine. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Like to that sanguine flower inscribed with woe. Milton …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Sanguine — refers to a reddish, often tending to brown, color of chalk used in drawing. The word may also refer to a drawing done in sanguine. TechniqueSanguine lends itself naturally to sketches, life drawings, and rustic scenes. It is ideal for rendering… …

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  • 4 sanguine — Sanguine. s. f. Sorte de mine rouge, de pierre rouge dont on fait du crayon. Dessiner avec de la sanguine. un crayon de sanguine. Sanguine, se dit aussi, d Une sorte de pierre precieuse de couleur de sang …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Sanguine — San guine, n. 1. Blood color; red. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything of a blood red color, as cloth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] In sanguine and in pes he clad was all. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. (Min.) Bloodstone. [1913 Webster] 4. Red crayon. See… …

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  • 6 sanguine — early 14c., type of red cloth, from O.Fr. sanguin (fem. sanguine), from L. sanguineus of blood, also bloody, bloodthirsty, from sanguis (gen. sanguinis) blood (see SANGUINARY (Cf. sanguinary)). Meaning blood red is recorded from late 14c. Meaning …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 sanguine — sanguine, sanguinary Both words are derived from the Latin word sanguis (stem sanguin ) meaning ‘blood’. Sanguine originally meant ‘blood coloured’ but now primarily means ‘optimistic, confident’ from an earlier association of blood (one of the… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 sanguine — [adj1] happy; optimistic animated, assured, buoyant, cheerful, confident, enthusiastic, expectant, hopeful, lively, positive, secure, self assured, self confident, spirited, undoubtful, upbeat; concepts 403,542 Ant. depressed, pessimistic, sad,… …

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  • 9 Sanguine — San guine, v. t. To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 sanguine — adjective anticipative, assured, bright, buoyant, cheerful, confident, encouraged, enthusiastic, expectant, full of hope, hopeful, in good spirits, inspirited, optimistic, reassured, sanguineous, trustful, trusting, undespairing, undoubting… …

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  • 11 SANGUINE — abluendi fortuitae caedis reum apud Athenienses ritus vide supra voce Abannatio it. Pharmaci …

    Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • 12 sanguine — 1 also …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 sanguine — ► ADJECTIVE 1) cheerfully optimistic. 2) (in medieval medicine) having a predominance of blood among the bodily humours, supposedly marked by a ruddy complexion and an optimistic disposition. ORIGIN Old French, blood red , from Latin sanguis… …

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  • 14 sanguine — [saŋ′gwin] adj. [ME sanguin < MFr < L sanguineus < sanguis (gen. sanguinis), blood] 1. of the color of blood; ruddy: said esp. of complexions 2. in medieval physiology, having the warm, passionate, cheerful temperament and the healthy,… …

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  • 15 Sanguine — Pour les articles homonymes, voir sanguine (homonymie). La sanguine désigne une famille de pigments de couleur rouge terre (d où vient son nom). La sanguine se décline également en orange, ocre, marron, beige. On trouve des craies, des crayons et …

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  • 16 sanguine — sanguinely, adv. sanguinity, sanguinness, n. /sang gwin/, adj. 1. cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations. 2. reddish; ruddy: a sanguine complexion. 3. (in old physiology) having blood as the… …

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  • 17 sanguine — (san ghi n ) s. f. 1°   Minerai de fer, qui est un peroxyde de ce métal, dit aussi hématite rouge, qu on emploie pour polir certains métaux et dont on fait des crayons servant à tracer des lignes rouges. Lesdites empreintes seront appliquées avec …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 18 Sanguine — 46.164166666667 90.886944444444 Koordinaten: 46° 9′ 51″ N, 90° 53′ 13″ W …

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  • 19 SANGUINE — n. f. Minerai de fer, d’un rouge brun, dont on fait des crayons. Il se dit aussi des Crayons faits avec cette pierre. Un dessin à la sanguine. Il se dit, par extension, des Dessins faits avec ces crayons. Il a fait de cette tête une belle… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 20 sanguine — san|guine [ˈsæŋgwın] adj formal [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: sanguin, from Latin sanguineus, from sanguis blood ] happy and hopeful about the future = ↑optimistic sanguine about ▪ Other economists are more sanguine about the possibility of …

    Dictionary of contemporary English