Definitions for sanity
ˈsæn ɪ tisan·i·ty
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word sanity.
normal or sound powers of mind
The condition of being sane.
Reasonable and rational behaviour.
Etymology: sanitas, from sanus + -itas. See sane, -ity
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Soundness of mind.
Etymology: sanitas, Latin.
How pregnant, sometimes, his replies are?
A happiness that often madness hits on,
Which sanity and reason could not be
So prosp’rously delivered of. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
Sanity can be broadly defined as a state of mental health and rationality where an individual is able to think, behave, and perceive reality in a stable and coherent manner, adhering to societal norms and values. It involves having a sound and balanced mind without significant impairments or distortions in reasoning, judgment, and understanding. Sanity encompasses the ability to differentiate between what is real and imaginary, to respond appropriately to various situations, and to make logical decisions based on objective observations and evidence.
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.]
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
san′i-ti, n. state of being sane: soundness of mind or body. [L. sanitas—sanus, sane.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
The ability to do team-work.
In nursing school. In our psychology nursing book. There was a quote and I do not remember who said it. But it's the best definition I've ever heard. Sanity or saneness is ones commitment to living with reality .
Submitted by luannerene on September 23, 2022
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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The numerical value of sanity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of sanity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
From the outside the whole process looks chaotic. Every American must doubt the sanity of the European decision-making processes, strict rules are broken. The biggest sinner gets the biggest attention. A multitude of voices.
Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be
If that really aggressive leverage package is available, it really takes only one buyer to use it, to come in aggressively and top everybody by paying more for a business that is probably not worth it, the bright side of (the guidance) is that it puts a little bit of sanity back into the competitive landscape.
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
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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- الصحة العقليةArabic
- Verstand, Vernünftigkeit, Vernunft, ZurechnungsfähigkeitGerman
- santé mentaleFrench
- salute mentaleItalian
- sanitatem reducamusLatin
- zdrowie psychicznePolish
- благоразумие, вменяемость, здравомыслиеRussian
- förstånd, förnuftSwedish
- sự tỉnh táoVietnamese
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