- 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
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.