What does sanity mean?

Definitions for sanity
ˈsæn ɪ tisan·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sanity, sanenessnoun

    normal or sound powers of mind


  1. sanitynoun

    The condition of being sane.

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

  2. sanitynoun

    Reasonable and rational behaviour.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sanitynoun

    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.]


  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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  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. Tariq Al Hillo:

    I can't even describe it, I don't know where to start and I'm losing my sanity, all the buildings around us were totally destroyed yesterday, we saw shreds everywhere. I can still see them until now, I can still hear women screaming and men crying loudly.

  2. L. Ron Hubbard, Book: Child Dianetics:

    You want to raise your child in such a way that you don't have to control him, so that he will be in full possession of himself at all times. Upon that depends his good behavior, his health, his sanity.

  3. Rita Mae Brown:

    The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.

  4. Former President Obama:

    The Republicans in Congress right now … they’re no check on the White House. They’re bending over backwards to shield … folks from scrutiny and accountability, so look, I’m not telling you anything you don’t know. You know this. Here’s the good news. On Nov. 6, you have a chance to restore some sanity to our politics.

  5. 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.

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