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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.
OTHER WORDS FOR sane
2 reasonable, sensible, judicious, level-headed.
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Origin of sane
First recorded in 1620–30, sane is from the Latin word sānus healthy
OTHER WORDS FROM sane
sanely, adverbsaneness, nounnon·sane, adjectivenon·sane·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sanesane , Seine
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[ seyn ]
/ seɪn /
a private nationwide organization in the U.S., established in 1957, that opposes nuclear testing and advocates international peace.
Origin of SANE
Official shortening of its byname Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy
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How to use sane in a sentence
Unsurprisingly, I have found Norway to be one of the sanest, calmest, most beautiful countries I have ever lived in.Norway’s New Cultural Anxiety|Keshni Kashyap|July 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Among these men have been found the sanest practical reformers and the wildest revolutionary dreamers.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham
The sanest thing for him to do would be to quit trying, go at some other form of labor and forget all about it.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
He had somehow begun to appear to me the sanest of advisers.John Marvel, Assistant|Thomas Nelson Page
Here you may see life at its sanest and most splendid moments.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton
The sanest thing when a bombardment begins is to withdraw to the next safe line.Training for the Trenches|Leslie Vickers
British Dictionary definitions for sane
/ (seɪn) /
sound in mind; free from mental disturbance
having or showing reason, good judgment, or sound sense
Derived forms of sanesanely, adverbsaneness, noun
Word Origin for sane
C17: from Latin sānus healthy
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