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Below you will find the definition of sanguine, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a blood-red color
EXAMPLES - Sanguine in a Sentence
- It's very quiet and not very sanguine around here. (source)
- Local opinion is not so sanguine about derivatives. (source)
- "I don't think anyone is sanguine about the situation." (source)
- On the other hand there are others that are more sanguine. (source)
- And they flew apart like two thoughtless little birds ( "sanguine," as (source)
- Will they remain sanguine when excess reserves increase to $2 trillion? (source)
- I now blog at battleoftheants.blogspot.com someone said I seemed "sanguine" (source)
- It is unlikely that they will be any more sanguine as the situation worsens. (source)
- Do you think that as a society, we're kind of sanguine now about space travel? (source)
- One reason Schumer is sanguine these days is because of his faith that Obama gets it. (source)
- I am sadly afraid that my friends have been too sanguine in their hopes of the subscription. (source)
- Across the pond, where a parliamentary election is just months away, the outlook is less sanguine. (source)
- "sanguine" is the red chalk of a drawing as well as one of the adjectives derived from blood (sang). (source)
- I do, however, like the word "sanguine" an awful lot, though when I first encountered it, I thought it couldn't be good. (source)
- Its temperament seems to be sanguine, which is just the opposite of the nervous-combative hooded and spectacled cobra species. (source)
- Others may roll their eyes, but I take Rose seriously, even if it is hard to be as sanguine as he is about the direction of the U.S. economy. (source)
- If Ridley is sanguine about the future, he is equally as contemptuous of the past -- and of anyone who looks back with even a hint of nostalgia. (source)
- There's a kind of sanguine bubbliness in the videos and posters, the slogan suggestions and the posters and an eye-scalding overuse of the word "awesome". (source)
- And hence, with a kind of sanguine pedantry, he pursued his design of 'keeping up with the day' and posting himself and his family on every mortal subject. (source)
- Last year at this time we were all sniggling about the "death of the Republican Party," but -- looking toward the midterms -- many are not so sanguine today. (source)
- While no macroeconomist I know of is predicting a significant rise in prices anytime soon, the rising price of gold suggests that many investors are not so sanguine. (source)
- The CBO, which Democrats frequently tell us to pay close attention to only when it is giving them the answers they want, is not particularly sanguine about the US budget deficit: (source)
- My book, Texas Tough, is an attempt to reckon with the divergence between my grandfather's sanguine expectations and the bleak reality of persistent prejudice and unequal justice. (source)
- King was sanguine about Asda's new website, which allows customers to compare prices across the four major grocers, and which it claimed would spell the end of supermarket price wars. (source)
- And they flew apart like two thoughtless little birds "sanguine," as Strand would have called them, each to ponder on some formidable plot for the reconciliation of the estranged lovers. (source)
- If we assume that there are no banks that are now TBTF then we need not be concerned about a taxpayer bailout, but few, if any, economists would be as sanguine about this risk as Mr. Bernanke. (source)
- After that long apartheid imposed on consumer preferences, it might have been too sanguine to hope market forces alone would have ushered in desegregation as rapidly as the Civil Rights Act did. (source)
- The expert with the most sanguine, or perhaps the least dour, assessment of the employment situation is the one who most closely aligns with the approach the administration has taken to date, Burtless. (source)
- Jackson Wells smiled as he recalled his sanguine partner's idea of a treasure-trove concealed and stuffed in the crevices of this tenement, already so palpably picked clean by those wholesome scavengers of (source)
- The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey has been under fire for months by some economists, who say the bank has been too sanguine about inflation risks and too reluctant to increase its central policy rate. (source)
- Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has also been sanguine about economic growth in the current financial year through March, saying the pace of expansion would likely top the official forecast for a 7.2% increase. (source)
- If you're not familiar with these terms a sanguine is a naturally outgoing personality who can hold three conversations at once, doesn't like to be alone, is the life of every party and is often said to be a people person. (source)
- A relatively sanguine view of the military threat posed by China, the misguided belief that Kim can be bought out of his nuclear prog ram, and the atrophy of key U.S. alliances in the region have created a dangerous situation. (source)
- "Yes, there are different views of this war," he added, "but if you look at enough of the evidence, you can't be sanguine that we are indeed winning hearts and minds" -- which is a critical goal of Petraeus's counter-insurgency strategy. (source)
- Unluckily, too, for this kind of sanguine speculation, on the very first day of the ever-famed "last week of October," a large, daring, and seditious meeting was publicly held, from which meeting this atrocious attempt against the sovereign publicly originated. (source)
- Johnson and Boone seem quite sanguine that their "dramatic reforms" of jacking up capital levels and installing size limits on all banks -- the kind of actions taken by "tough leaders and clear thinkers, such as Boris Yeltsin and Yegor Gaidar" -- is the answer in the U.S. and U.K. (source)
- In general, top IMF officials were "sanguine" about the growing complexity and dispersion of mortgage-related investments and "praised the United States for its light-touch regulation and supervision that permitted the rapid financial innovation that ultimately contributed to the problems in the financial system." (source)
- I wish I were as sanguine as she in offering this formulation: Walls that divide the Internet - that block political content, ban broad categories of expression, allow certain forms of peaceful assembly but prohibit others, or intimidate people from expressing their ideas- are far easier to erect than they are to maintain. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "sanguine" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 16 synonyms for sanguine.
animated, assured, buoyant, cheerful, confident, enthusiastic, expectant, hopeful, lively, positive, secure, self-assured, self-confident, spirited, undoubtful, upbeat
We have 10 antonyms for sanguine.
depressed, down, gloomy, heavy, pale, pallid, pessimistic, sad, sallow, unhappy
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of sanguine from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of the color of blood; red.
- (adjective) Of a healthy reddish color; ruddy: a sanguine complexion.
- (adjective) Archaic Having blood as the dominant humor in terms of medieval physiology.
- (adjective) Archaic Having the temperament and ruddy complexion formerly thought to be characteristic of a person dominated by this humor; passionate.
- (adjective) Cheerfully confident; optimistic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Having the colour of blood; red.
- (adjective) 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.
- (adjective) Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.
- (adjective) Warm; ardent.
- (adjective) Anticipating the best; optimistic; not despondent; confident; full of hope.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Having the color of blood; red.
- (adjective) Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.
- (adjective) Warm; ardent.
- (adjective) Anticipating the best; cheerfully optimistic; not desponding; confident; full of hope.
- (noun) Blood color; red.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Of blood; bloody.
- (None) Bloodthirsty; bloody; sanguinary.
- (None) Of the color of blood; red; ruddy: as, a sanguine complexion; the sanguine francolin, Ithaginis cruentatus; specifically, in heraldry, same as murrey.
- (None) Abounding with blood; plethoric; characterized by fullness of habit: as, a sanguine habit of body.
- (None) Characterized by an active and energetic circulation of the blood; having vitality; hence, vivacious; cheerful; hopeful; confident; ardent; hopefully inclined; habitually confiding: as, a sanguine temperament; to be sanguine of success. See temperament.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a blood-red color
- (adjective) confidently optimistic and cheerful
- (adjective) inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life