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what exactly does this word mean? is it optimistic, or red, or blood, or what>? It seems to have many meanings. I dont get it.

  • It has many meanings, depending on the context. But most often it means "optimistic". Kappa 09:24, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
    • "Sanguine: 'hopeful'. Plus, point of interest, it also means 'bloody'." -- Zoe, from Firefly. (If this were tvtropes, I'd add it as a page quote; barring that, I figured it should at least be here.) --AdamField 18:00, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Well, we've got both definitions, so someone reading them out on TV isn't very useful here... Equinox 18:12, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
I agree it should not be added to the article (save that for wikiquote:), but I think it encapsulates how the etymology seems ironic. Arlo Barnes (talk) 07:47, 16 March 2018 (UTC)