sane

[ seyn ]
/ seɪn /

adjective, san·er, san·est.

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.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of sane

First recorded in 1620–30, sane is from the Latin word sānus healthy

SYNONYMS FOR sane

2 reasonable, sensible, judicious, level-headed.

OTHER WORDS FROM sane

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sane

sane Seine
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British Dictionary definitions for saner

sane
/ (seɪn) /

adjective

sound in mind; free from mental disturbance
having or showing reason, good judgment, or sound sense
obsolete healthy

Derived forms of sane

sanely, adverbsaneness, noun

Word Origin for sane

C17: from Latin sānus healthy
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Medical definitions for saner

sane
[ sān ]

adj.

Of sound mind; mentally healthy.

Other words from sane

saneness n.
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