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sanguine (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; the modern use of sanguine to mean cheerfully optimistic derives from this.

In heraldry, sanguine is the name for a blood-red stain used in blazoning.

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sanguine

san·guine / ˈsanggwin/ • adj. cheerfully optimistic: they are not sanguine about the prospect. • n. a blood-red color. ∎  a deep red-brown crayon or pencil containing iron oxide. DERIVATIVES: san·guine·ly adv. san·guine·ness n.

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