What does Sanity mean?

Definitions for Sanityˈsæn ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sanity, saneness(noun)

    normal or sound powers of mind


  1. sanity(Noun)

    The condition of being sane.

  2. sanity(Noun)

    Reasonable and rational behaviour.

  3. Origin: sanitas, from sanus + -itas. See sane, -ity

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sanity(noun)

    the condition or quality of being sane; soundness of health of body or mind, especially of the mind; saneness

  2. Origin: [L. sanitas, from sanus sound, healthy. See Sane.]


  1. Sanity

    Sanity refers to the soundness, rationality and healthiness of the human mind, as opposed to insanity. A person is sane if he/she is rational. In modern society, the terms have become exclusively synonymous with compos mentis, in contrast with non compos mentis, or insane, meaning troubled conscience.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sanity

    san′i-ti, n. state of being sane: soundness of mind or body. [L. sanitassanus, sane.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. sanity

    The ability to do team-work.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sanity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sanity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Santayana:

    Sanity is a madness put to good use.

  2. Edgar Allan Poe:

    I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity.

  4. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be

  5. Photographer Aun Raza:

    They are seen as lesser beings, but the supposed insanity that is labeled on them is not any worse than the sanity outside.

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