[ sang-gwin-ee-uh s ]
/ sæŋˈgwɪn i əs /


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

Related forms

san·guin·e·ous·ness, nounun·san·guin·e·ous, adjectiveun·san·guin·e·ous·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sanguineous


/ (sæŋˈɡwɪnɪəs) /


of, containing, relating to, or associated with blood

Derived Forms

sanguineousness, noun
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Medicine definitions for sanguineous


[ săng-gwĭnē-əs ]


Of or relating to blood; bloody.
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