- free from mental derangement; having a sound, healthy mind: a sane person.
- having or showing reason, sound judgment, or good sense: sane advice.
- sound; healthy.
Origin of sane
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Examples from the Web for saner
The heroes ride off into the sunset, leaving the work of rebuilding the world to saner minds unscarred by the horrors of war.Occupy Kiev: What Should Ukraine Do Now With The Heroes of the Maidan?
February 26, 2014
He knew she would be working late as the saner minds in Congress sought to end the crisis.Why House Stenographer Dianne Reidy Snapped
October 17, 2013
Christie is far behind, in third place in the GOP field, in the saner arena of New Hampshire.A Thinner Chris Christie Still Faces Big Political Challenges
May 10, 2013
That, however, counts far less than the reach for a safer country with saner gun laws.Obama and Bloomberg Together May Unarm the NRA
February 15, 2013
From Dallas in 1963 to Aurora in 2012, we have been summoned to grief—and to a safer, saner society.For Obama, Romney, and America, Gun Control Is Dead
July 24, 2012
It will open up the way to a saner and more beautiful future.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
His new and saner vision made him see that vow was a mistake.Cleo The Magnificent
He took his daily shower bath, and he felt himself stronger and saner.Doctor Pascal
He is not only a saner and more genial but a more important person.A Short History of England
G. K. Chesterton
On what other foundation can a saner industrialism be built?Working With the Working Woman
Cornelia Stratton Parker
- sound in mind; free from mental disturbance
- having or showing reason, good judgment, or sound sense
- obsolete healthy
Word Origin and History for saner
1721, back-formation from sanity or else from Latin sanus "sound, healthy," in figurative or transferred use, "of sound mind, rational, sane," also, of style, "correct;" of uncertain origin. Used earlier, of the body, with the sense of "healthy" (1620s). Related: Sanely.
- Of sound mind; mentally healthy.