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Sanguine refers to a reddish, often tending to brown, color of chalk used in drawing. The word may also refer to a drawing done in sanguine.

Technique

Sanguine lends itself naturally to sketches, life drawings, and rustic scenes. It is ideal for rendering modeling and volume. In the form of wood-cased pencils or manufactured sticks, sanguine may be used similarly to charcoal or pastel. As with pastel, a mid-toned paper may be put to good use. A fixative is often applied to preserve the finished state of the drawing.

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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WOTD - 30 March 2006    

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Etymology

From French sanguin, ultimately from Latin sanguineus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

sanguine (comparative more sanguine, superlative most sanguine)

Positive
sanguine

Comparative
more sanguine

Superlative
most sanguine

  1. (color/colour) Having the colour of blood; red.
  2. (obsolete, physiology) Having a bodily constitution characterised by a preponderance of blood over the other bodily humours, thought to be marked by irresponsible mirth; indulgent in pleasure to the exclusion of important matters.
    • 1592Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus iv 2
      What, what, ye sanguine, shallow-hearted boys!
    • 1597Shakespeare, 1 Hen IV ii 4
      I'll be no longer guilty of this sin; this sanguine coward, this
      bed-presser, this horse-back-breaker, this huge hill of flesh.
  3. Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood.
    a sanguine bodily temperament
  4. Warm; ardent.
    a sanguine temper
  5. Anticipating the best; optimistic; not despondent; confident; full of hope.
    sanguine of success

Usage notes

Not to be confused with sanguinary.

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Noun

Singular
sanguine

Plural
sanguines

sanguine (plural sanguines)

  1. (color/colour) Blood colour; red.
    sanguine colour:    
  2. Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth.
  3. Bloodstone.
  4. Red crayon. See the Note under crayon, 1.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to sanguine

Third person singular
sanguines

Simple past
sanguined

Past participle
sanguined

Present participle
sanguining

to sanguine (third-person singular simple present sanguines, present participle sanguining, simple past and past participle sanguined)

  1. To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine.

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