sanguineous

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

adjective

of, relating to, or containing blood.
of the color of blood.
involving much bloodshed.
sanguine; confident.

Nearby words

  1. sanguification,
  2. sanguinaria,
  3. sanguinarine,
  4. sanguinary,
  5. sanguine,
  6. sanguinity,
  7. sanguinivorous,
  8. sanguino-,
  9. sanguinolent,
  10. sanguinopurulent

Origin of sanguineous

First recorded in 1510–20, sanguineous is from the Latin word sanguineus bloody. See sanguine

Related formssan·guin·e·ous·ness, nounun·san·guin·e·ous, adjectiveun·san·guin·e·ous·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for sanguineous

sanguineous

/ (sæŋˈɡwɪnɪəs) /

adjective

of, containing, relating to, or associated with blood
Derived Formssanguineousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for sanguineous

sanguineous

adj.

"pertaining to blood," 1510s, from Latin sanguineus, from sanguin-, stem of sanguis (see sanguinary).

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Medicine definitions for sanguineous

sanguineous

[ săng-gwĭnē-əs ]

adj.

Of or relating to blood; bloody.

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