Definition of sanguine adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsæŋɡwɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæŋɡwɪn//
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sanguine (about something) (formal) cheerful and confident about the future synonym optimistic They are less sanguine about the company's long-term prospects. He tends to take a sanguine view of the problems involved. See related entries: Confident Word Origin Middle English: from Old French sanguin(e) ‘blood red’, from Latin sanguineus ‘of blood’, from sanguis, sanguin- ‘blood’.
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