Synonyms and Antonyms of sanguine
1 eager for or marked by the shedding of blood, extreme violence, or killing the Civil War remains America's most sanguine conflict Synonyms bloody, bloody-minded, homicidal, murdering, murderous, sanguinary, bloodthirsty, sanguineousRelated Words barbaric, barbarous, brutal, cold-blooded, cruel, heartless, inhumane, sadistic, savage, vicious, wanton; antagonistic, ferocious, fierce, gladiatorial, hostile; aggressive, assertive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, discordant, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent, violent; merciless, pitiless, ruthless; bloodstained, fell, gory, grim; despiteful, hateful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, nasty, spitefulNear Antonyms appeasing, conciliatory, disarming, dovish, mollifying, pacific, pacifying, peaceable, peaceful, peacemaking, placating, placative, placatory, propitiatory; unaggressive, unassertive; benign, benignant, compassionate, good-hearted, humane, kind, kindhearted, sympathetic, tenderhearted; tender, warm, warmhearted; clement, lenient, merciful; affable, amiable, amicable, benevolent, gentle, kindly; submissive, surrendering, yielding
2 having a healthy reddish skin tone a baby with a sanguine complexion is more likely to leave the hospital early than a sickly-looking one Synonyms blooming, florid, flush, full-blooded, glowing, red, rosy, rubicund, ruddyRelated Words bronzed, brown, suntanned, tanned; bloomy, blowsy (also blowzy), blushing, flushed, pink, pinkish, warm; cherubicNear Antonyms waxen, waxy; blanched, white, whitened; anemic, sick, sickly; bloodless, cadaverous; whey-faced, white-facedAntonyms ashen, ashy, doughy, livid, lurid, mealy, pale, paled, palish, pallid, pasty, peaked, peaky, sallow, sallowish, wan
3 having or showing a mind free from doubt I'm reasonably sanguine about the adoption of the latest proposal Synonyms assured, clear, cocksure, confident, doubtless, implicit, positive, certain, sureRelated Words self-assured, self-conceited, self-confident; decisive, resolute, unfaltering, unhesitating, unquestioning, unwaveringNear Antonyms hesitant, indecisive, vacillating, wavering; diffident, unassumingAntonyms doubtful, dubious, uncertain, unsure
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