- of, relating to, or containing blood.
- of the color of blood.
- involving much bloodshed.
- sanguine; confident.
Origin of sanguineous
First recorded in 1510–20, sanguineous is from the Latin word sanguineus bloody. See sanguine
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Examples from the Web for sanguineous
A red lamp on the water seemed to be watching him with a sanguineous eye.The Fat and the Thin
The passenger, who was a plethoric, sanguineous man, felt as if he were stifling.My Novel, Complete
Traces of inflammation and discoloration by sanguineous staining are traceable on the pleural surfaces.
The endocardium is often blotched to a greater or less extent by sanguineous imbibition.
These parts he describes in detail, considering those belonging to sanguineous animals first and most fully.Fathers of Biology
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Word Origin and History for sanguineous
"pertaining to blood," 1510s, from Latin sanguineus, from sanguin-, stem of sanguis (see sanguinary).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to blood; bloody.
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