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Daemon
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sanguine

(adjective) Of a healthy reddish color.

Synonyms: rubicund, ruddy

Usage: He had a sanguine complexion that was matched by his cheerful outlook.
Kevin Faircloth
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St. Thomas More truly enjoyed seeing his little Anne Cresacre sanguine freckled smiling face as she scribed hymns of worship unto the Lord.
Thommo
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I think you should reassess the more common use for the word sanguine, as ruddy or redfaced is rarely used anymore[-javascript:insertsmiley('Shame on you ','/images/emoticons/eusa_naughty.gif')
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If you're sanguine about a situation, that means you're optimistic that everything's going to work out fine.

Sanguine is from Latin sanguis "blood" and originally meant "bloody" — in medieval medicine it described someone whose ruddy complexion was a sign of an optimistic outlook. That was back when people thought that "bodily humors" like blood were responsible for your attitudes. Now that we no longer believe in humors, sanguine has settled down as a fancy way to say someone is cheerfully confident. Experts are frequently described as feeling sanguine about a political or economic situation — or not sanguine, if they think we're going to hell in a handbasket.

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/sanguine
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my cheeks are sanguine after skiing
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Thommo wrote:
I think you should reassess the more common use for the word sanguine, as ruddy or redfaced is rarely used anymore[-javascript:insertsmiley('Shame on you ','/images/emoticons/eusa_naughty.gif')
mthommo


I agree!
I'm more familiar with the other definition of sanguine, the bloodthirsty one. Obsolete? If I were to describe someone as sanguine, you'd better watch out for yourself! I mostly come across this word in older books.
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Sanguinary you say? not sanguine?
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Alisson Souza
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Sanguine main references: pressure, types, color, thick, precious, optimistic, blood-red, life, vigorous, influential, relationship, anywhere, alive, happy, change, and so on.
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It is a false friend when translating into Spanish, careful!!
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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS SANGUINE 367.REDNESS VERBS. 8. sanguineous, blood-red, blood-colored, bloody-red, bloody, gory, red as blood. 10. rosy-cheeked; glowing, blooming; hectic, flush; burnt, sunburned. The name of the color of the wall is called sanguine.
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