oversanguine

adjective over·san·guine \ ˌō-vər-ˈsaŋ-gwən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of oversanguine

:too confident or optimistic :excessively sanguine
  • wasn't oversanguine about their prospects for success
  • "Fiscal experts" may not be infallible, but it is hard to believe that oversanguine revenue projections can be solely responsible for so pathetic a performance.
  • —James Gill

First Known Use of oversanguine

1710


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