- the state of being sane; soundness of mind.
- soundness of judgment.
Origin of sanity
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Examples from the Web for sanities
Its sanities are stark madness to the matter-of-fact man of affairs.The Quiver, 2/1900
Did not the decencies and the sanities of life depend on right moral conduct?The "Genius"
What deeds might he not do with it in those hours when the sanities of life also sleep?Old Crow
That must have been real dreaming, and yet now, with all my sanities and scepticisms, I could half believe it real.The Passionate Friends
Herbert George Wells
- the state of being sane
- good sense or soundness of judgment
Word Origin and History for sanities
early 15c., "healthy condition," from Middle French sanité "health," from Latin sanitatem (nominative sanitas) "health, sanity," from sanus "healthy; sane" (see sane). Meaning "soundness of mind" first attested c.1600.
- The quality or condition of being sane; soundness of mind.
- Soundness of judgment or reason.