sane

adjective
\ ˈsān \
saner; sanest

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

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Other Words from sane

sanely adverb
saneness \ ˈsān-​nəs \ noun

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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 the exercise of restraint guided by 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

Examples of sane in a Sentence

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

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If that's not your cup of tea, though, no worries: There are still plenty of other non-festive things happening in entertainment this week to keep you sane. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "10 TV Shows and Movies to Watch This Week," 2 Dec. 2018 Every tweet, meme, viral video, trending topic is some combination of inexplicable foolishness that sometimes choosing to being clueless is just the way to keep yourself sane. Verge Staff, The Verge, "The best memes of 2018, according to The Verge staff," 27 Dec. 2018 At this point, this hinges upon him not resigning, which any sane person in his position would do. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "What Will Actually Happen to Trump?," 19 Dec. 2018 Here are a few tips that have helped me and my patients stay sane: Turn off notifications and digital alerts from news sources on all your devices. Samantha Boardman, Marie Claire, "Help! The News Is Making Me Feel Depressed," 9 Oct. 2018 No sane company today would introduce a product or service that doesn’t include a mobile app. Kevin Maney, Newsweek, "Trump Tax Code Will Lead to Fewer Full-Time Jobs and Fewer Homeowners," 10 Jan. 2018 And the price of all this is a sane $169.95 / £149.95. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "RHA’s TrueConnect buds look like a promising AirPods rival," 4 Oct. 2018 While Nvidia’s GeForce graphics cards started approaching sane prices in late spring, the costs for AMD hardware has remained high due to Radeon’s superb compute abilities. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Is the GPU pricing crisis ending? Amazon's selling a Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 for $210," 13 July 2018 The sane way to make traffic flow more smoothly is to regulate vehicles. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "Why You Should Be in Favor of Congestion Pricing in New York," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sane

1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sane

Latin sanus healthy, sane

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sane

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sane

: having a healthy mind : able to think normally

: based on reason or good judgment : rational or sensible

sane

adjective
\ ˈsān \
saner; sanest

Kids Definition of sane

1 : having a healthy and sound mind
2 : very sensible a sane policy

sane

adjective
\ ˈsān \
saner; sanest

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

Other Words from sane

sanely adverb

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sane

adjective

Legal Definition of sane

: mentally sound specifically : able to understand one's actions and distinguish right from wrong

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