Examples of sane in a Sentence
No sane person could do something so horrible.
Leaving was the only sane option she had.
Recent Examples of sane from the Web
Taking Tyra Prosser’s sculpt class at Core Power Yoga on the Plaza keeps me sane.
As black voters tend to elect officials who support gay rights, reproductive rights, sane environmental safeguards, and other things white liberals care so much about.
Still, even the most sane among us are more and more frustrated.
These are plainly not risks that would be accepted by any sane decision maker.
So for those keeping score, two black counterprotesters—who clearly in the eyes of most sane people, were acting in self-defense—have been arrested in Virginia, and four white supremacists have been as well.
The staff is a decent size, 65 to 75, and my senior guys do an awesome job, which keeps me sane.
Its city council voted 4-2 (God bless those sane two) to de-annex the 345 acres and offer it up as the city of Amazon, upon approval from the state assembly.
In one concession to sane scheduling, Crotty doesn’t travel with the Heat.
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Origin and Etymology of sane
First Known Use: 1628See Words from the same year
Synonymsbalanced, clearheaded, compos mentis, lucid, normal, right, stable
Antonymsbrainsick, crazed, crazy, demented, deranged, insane, lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac), mental, unbalanced, unsound
Related Wordsanalytic (or analytical), clear, coherent, logical, rational, reasonable; even-keeled, judicious, levelheaded, sensible, wise; healthy, sound, unneurotic; well-adjusted, well-balanced
Near Antonymsbalmy, bananas, batty, bughouse [slang], certifiable, crackbrained, cracked, crackpot, cranky [dialect], cuckoo, daffy, daft, dotty, fruity [slang], gaga, loco [slang], loony (also looney), loopy, meshuga (or meshugge also meshugah or meshuggah), moonstruck, nuts, nutty, scatty [chiefly British], screwy, wacko (also whacko), wacky (also whacky); aberrant, delirious, disordered; delusional, delusionary, disturbed, neurotic, obsessive-compulsive, paranoiac (also paranoic), paranoid (also paranoidal), psycho, psychotic, schizo, schizoid, schizophrenic, schizy (or schizzy); eccentric, odd, oddball, off, pixilated (also pixillated), potty [chiefly British], queer, strange; foolish, senseless, witless; irrational, mixed-up, unreasonable; depressed, despondent; distracted, distraught, frantic, frenzied, haywire, hysterical (also hysteric), raving, wigged-out; amok (or amuck), ape, ballistic, berserk, nuclear; fixated, monomaniac, monomaniacal, obsessed
Synonym Discussion of sane
- wise beyond his tender years
- the sage advice of my father
- the sapient musings of an old philosopher
- judicious parents using kindness and discipline in equal measure
- a prudent decision to wait out the storm
- a sensible woman who was not fooled by flattery
- remained sane even in times of crises
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