adjective Etymology: Latin sanguineus Date: circa 1520 1. bloodred 2. of, relating to, or involving bloodshed ; bloodthirsty 3. of, relating to, or containing blood

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  • Sanguineous — San*guin e*ous, a. [L. sanguineus. See {Sanguine}.] 1. Abounding with blood; sanguine. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to blood; bloody; constituting blood. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 3. Blood red; crimson. Keats. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sanguineous — index sanguine Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sanguineous — 1510s, from L. sanguineus, from stem of sanguis (see SANGUINARY (Cf. sanguinary)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sanguineous — *bloody, sanguinary, gory Antonyms: bloodless 2 assured, *confident, sure, presumptuous Analogous words: *hopeful, optimistic: positive, certain, *sure Antonyms: afraid …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sanguineous — [saŋ gwin′ē əs] adj. [L sanguineus: see SANGUINE & OUS] 1. of or containing blood 2. having the color of blood; red 3. of bloodshed; sanguinary 4. sanguine; confident; hopeful …   English World dictionary

  • sanguineous — 1. Relating to blood; bloody. 2. SYN: plethoric. 3. SYN: sanguine (2). [L. sanguineus] * * * san·guin·eous saŋ gwin ē əs, san adj 1) of, relating to, or containing blood 2) SANGUINE (2) <a sanguineous temperament> * * * adj …   Medical dictionary

  • sanguineous — sanguineousness, n. /sang gwin ee euhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or containing blood. 2. of the color of blood. 3. involving much bloodshed. 4. sanguine; confident. [1510 20; < L sanguineus bloody. See SANGUINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sanguineous — adjective a) Accompanied by bloodshed; bloody b) Eager for bloody violence; bloodthirsty …   Wiktionary

  • sanguineous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Attended by or causing bloodshed: bloody, gory, sanguinary. See BLOOD. 2. Eager for bloodshed: bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody minded, cutthroat, homicidal, murderous, sanguinary, slaughterous. See HELP …   English dictionary for students

  • sanguineous — bloody; of, like or pertaining to blood; blood red Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

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