Dictionary.com

sanity

[ san-i-tee ]
/ ˈsæn ɪ ti /
Save This Word!

noun
the state of being sane; soundness of mind.
soundness of judgment.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of sanity

1400–50; late Middle English sanite<Latin sānitās.See sane, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM sanity

non·san·i·ty, nounsu·per·san·i·ty, nounun·san·i·ty, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use sanity in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sanity

sanity
/ (ˈsænɪtɪ) /

noun
the state of being sane
good sense or soundness of judgment

Word Origin for sanity

C15: from Latin sānitās health, from sānus healthy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for sanity

sanity
[ sănĭ-tē ]

n.
The quality or condition of being sane; soundness of mind.
Soundness of judgment or reason.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK