Sanguine /ˈsæŋgwɪn/ Spelled Pronunciation [sang-gwin]
–adjective 1. cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations.
2. reddish; ruddy: a sanguine complexion.
3. (in old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced, cheerful, etc. 4. bloody; sanguinary. 5. blood-red; red. 6. Heraldry. a reddish-purple tincture. –noun 7. a red iron-oxide crayon used in making drawings.
Origin: 1275–1325; ME sanguyne a blood-red cloth < OF sanguin < L sanguineus bloody, equiv. to sanguin-, s. of sanguis blood + -eus -eousSynonyms: enthusiastic
The legal right to pursue a claim before a judicial, administrative, or alternative forum.Synonyms: Legal Standing, Locus Standi