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sanity

sanity

noun san·i·ty \ˈsa-nə-tē\

: the condition of having a healthy mind : the condition of being sane

: the condition of being based on reason or good judgment

Full Definition of SANITY

:  the quality or state of being sane; especially :  soundness or health of mind

Examples of SANITY

  1. People have begun to doubt his sanity.
  2. She is the mother of six children but somehow keeps her sanity.
  3. The sanity of the decision was never in question.

Origin of SANITY

Middle English sanite, from Anglo-French sanité, from Latin sanitat-, sanitas health, sanity, from sanus healthy, sane
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

Rhymes with SANITY

sanity

noun san·i·ty \ˈsan-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural san·i·ties

Medical Definition of SANITY

:  the quality or state of being sane; especially :  soundness or health of mind

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