Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not sanguine; timid, pessimistic, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not sanguine; not ardent, animated, or hopeful.

Etymologies

un- +‎ sanguine (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Disraeli is another who had an unsanguine view of conferences: “The Conference lasted six weeks.

    Will Rogers (1879-1935)

  • He had never, however, seen anything like the De Willoughby claimants -- big Tom telling his straightforward story with his unsanguine air, the attractive youngster adding detail with simple directness, and the girl, Sheba, her roe's eyes dilated with eager interest hanging upon their every word.

    In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim

  • You have too much poetry in you to quote that unsanguine sensualist for your case.

    The Tragic Comedians — Volume 3

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