This word comes from a Latin one meaning "bloody." Although "sanguine" can simply mean "bloody," it most often means "hopeful and confident in a cheerful way."
"He possessed good health, a large estate, and had fine children, that equalled his most sanguine expectations. In the opinion of the world, therefore, he was a very happy man, but in his own, quite the contrary."
Explain the meaning of "sanguine" without saying "full of good expectations" or "upbeat and confident."
In Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen wrote, "No temper could be more cheerful than hers, or possess, in a greater degree, that sanguine expectation of happiness which is happiness itself."
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1. One opposite of SANGUINE is
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