What is another word for sanguine?

Pronunciation: [sˈaŋɡwɪn] (IPA)

Sanguine is a word that describes a person who is optimistic and confident, particularly in situations that may seem uncertain to others. There are several synonyms for the word "sanguine" that can be used interchangeably, such as buoyant, hopeful, positive, confident, bright, and cheerful. Each of these words captures the essence of sanguine in its own unique way, and they are all perfect for describing people who approach life with enthusiasm, joy, and a sense of hopefulness. Whether you are describing a friend's positive attitude or trying to convey your own hopeful outlook on life, these synonyms for sanguine are sure to make your writing or conversation richer and more nuanced.

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What are the opposite words for sanguine?

Sanguine is an adjective that typically refers to someone who is optimistic or hopeful, especially in difficult situations. It can also describe someone who has a healthy color or is robust in appearance. The antonyms for sanguine include pessimistic, doubtful, gloomy, despondent, and melancholy. Pessimistic describes someone who tends to see the negative side of things and expects the worst outcome. Doubtful refers to someone who is uncertain or skeptical about something. Gloomy describes someone who is sad or depressed, while despondent refers to someone who has lost all hope. Melancholy describes a feeling of sadness, often with no specific cause. These words represent the opposite of sanguine and describe someone who is not optimistic or positive.

Usage examples for Sanguine

It is unfortunate to be so sanguine that the weekly disappointment loses none of its force with repetition.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay
His poem on the Revolution remains as evidence to us that in 1850 he still clung to that hope, and it would not have been out of tune with his sanguine beliefs of the year before if he promised, not merely that the spirit of the journal would rise again, but that its next number would be published, after the Deluge.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
I will not undertake to answer for the rest of the council, but I doubt whether I was at all more sanguine than the majority.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

Famous quotes with Sanguine

  • I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament.
    Henry Bessemer
  • They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.
    John Morley
  • There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life.
    Mary Wortley Montagu
  • It is a source of gratification and of encouragement to me to observe that the great result of this experiment upon the theory of human rights has at the close of that generation by which it was formed been crowned with success equal to the most sanguine expectations of its founders.
    John Quincy Adams
  • There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life.
    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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