sanguineous

[sang-gwin-ee-uh s]

adjective

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 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

adjective

of, containing, relating to, or associated with blood
Derived Formssanguineousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sanguineous
adj.

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

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sanguineous in Medicine

sanguineous

[săng-gwĭnē-əs]

adj.

Of or relating to blood; bloody.
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