Dictionary.com

sanguineous

[ sang-gwin-ee-uhs ]
/ sæŋˈgwɪn i əs /
Save This Word!

adjective
of, relating to, or containing blood.
of the color of blood.
involving much bloodshed.
sanguine; confident.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of sanguineous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM sanguineous

san·guin·e·ous·ness, nounun·san·guin·e·ous, adjectiveun·san·guin·e·ous·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sanguineous in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sanguineous

sanguineous
/ (sæŋˈɡwɪnɪəs) /

adjective
of, containing, relating to, or associated with blood

Derived forms of sanguineous

sanguineousness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK