What does sanity mean?

Definitions for sanity
ˈsæn ɪ tisan·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sanity, saneness(noun)

    normal or sound powers of mind

Wiktionary

  1. sanity(Noun)

    The condition of being sane.

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

  2. sanity(Noun)

    Reasonable and rational behaviour.

    Etymology: 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

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

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. sanity

    The quality and fact of being sane.

    Sanity is gratefully valued and we choose for everyone to have it.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 24, 2020  

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Numerology

  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

Examples of sanity in a Sentence

  1. Mark Twain:

    Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.

  2. Herman Melville:

    Where does the violet tint end and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blending enter into the other. So with sanity and insanity.

  3. Photographer Aun Raza:

    But the supposed insanity that is labeled on them is not any worse than the sanity outside.

  4. Michael Radelet:

    If he is sent to death row, we're going to need dump trucks full of money to pay the mental health experts who will continue to argue this for the next 20 years, even if Holmes is sane today, there will be inevitable questions about his sanity at the time of execution.

  5. Tony Jacklin:

    Almost all of them have started to use the driving iron, the two-iron, again so some sanity has come back into the game, the quicker these links courses play, the more difficult they are as it's harder to control the ball. I doubt whether any of the top players will be without their driving iron because it seems to have come back into the bags in the last year.

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