- the state of being sane; soundness of mind.
- soundness of judgment.
Origin of sanity
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Examples from the Web for sanity
You still have to take care of your sanity, your piece of mind.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45
December 16, 2014
His sanity is slowly unraveling, like the claustrophobic narrator of The Tell-Tale Heart.‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing
November 7, 2014
What is in dispute is the sanity of the judge who sentenced Boardman's husband to only eight years of house arrest.House Arrest for Marital Rape, Are you Kidding?!
May 21, 2014
For my own sanity—as morally discomfiting as it is—I'm planning to play along.Why We Should Pretend the ‘Game of Thrones’ Rape Scene Never Happened
May 4, 2014
But if only we could think less selfishly about the present and more about the far future then we may just save our sanity.Why Kids Are Making Us Crazy
March 30, 2014
It was Pfeiffer who drew her out of the room and tried to talk reason and sanity to her.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
There ought to be some other word that doesn't accuse his sanity in that degree.Questionable Shapes
William Dean Howells
Then you regained your sanity and put him in his rightful place.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Sanity may play with insanity; but insanity must not be allowed to play with sanity.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
But if they had, one of them at least would have doubted the young man's sanity.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
- the state of being sane
- good sense or soundness of judgment
Word Origin and History for sanity
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.