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sane

adjective \ˈsān\

: having a healthy mind : able to think normally

: based on reason or good judgment : rational or sensible

san·ersan·est

Full Definition of SANE

1
:  proceeding from a sound mind :  rational
2
:  mentally sound; especially :  able to anticipate and appraise the effect of one's actions
3
:  healthy in body
sane·ly adverb
sane·ness \ˈsān-nəs\ noun
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Examples of SANE

  1. No sane person could do something so horrible.
  2. Leaving was the only sane option she had.

Origin of SANE

Latin sanus healthy, sane
First Known Use: 1628

Synonym Discussion of SANE

wise, sage, sapient, judicious, prudent, sensible, sane mean having or showing sound judgment. wise suggests great understanding of people and of situations and unusual discernment and judgment in dealing with them <wise beyond his tender years>. sage suggests wide experience, great learning, and wisdom <the sage advice of my father>. sapient suggests great sagacity and discernment <the sapient musings of an old philosopher>. judicious stresses a capacity for reaching wise decisions or just conclusions <judicious parents using kindness and discipline in equal measure>. prudent suggests exercise of the restraint of sound practical wisdom and discretion <a prudent decision to wait out the storm>. sensible applies to action guided and restrained by good sense and rationality <a sensible woman who was not fooled by flattery>. sane stresses mental soundness, rationality, and levelheadedness <remained sane even in times of crises>.

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal
SANE Defined for Kids

sane

adjective \ˈsān\
san·ersan·est

Definition of SANE for Kids

1
:  having a healthy and sound mind
2
:  very sensible <a sane policy>
Medical Dictionary

sane

adjective \ˈsān\
san·ersan·est

Medical Definition of SANE

1
:  free from hurt or disease :  healthy
2
:  mentally sound; especially :  able to anticipate and appraise the effect of one's actions
3
:  proceeding from a sound mind <sane behavior>
sane·ly adverb

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