The words sanguine and sanguinary are opposing terms which describe a state of mind. They are NOT plural and singular terms referring to vampyres. To be “sanguine” is to be hopeful, optimistic, enthusiastic and lively, to be “sanguinary” is to be bloodthirsty, savage, ruthless and cruel. Some have misappropriated the term Sanguinary as a noun, as in The Sanguinary. However, when referring to individual members, you should probably be using sanguinary or a non-existing construct such as sanguinarium as the singular and construct a plural form of the noun such as sanguinaries. It is probably massively incorrect to use “sanguine” for both the plural and singular, which is basically saying that vampyres are cheerful ruddy faced cherubs. To be referred to as “sanguinary” may be just as bad, since we would like to assume that vampyres would not want to consider or label themselves as bloodthirsty, cruel ruthless and ferocious murdering savages.
Author: Rev. Osiris Spindell