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noun san·i·ty \ˈsa-nə-tē\

Definition of sanity

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

Examples of sanity in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of sanity

Middle English sanite, from Anglo-French sanité, from Latin sanitat-, sanitas health, sanity, from sanus healthy, sane



SANITY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of sanity for English Language Learners

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

  • : the condition of being based on reason or good judgment


SANITY Defined for Kids

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noun san·i·ty \ˈsa-nə-tē\

Definition of sanity for Students

  1. :  the state of having a healthy and sound mind


Medical Dictionary

sanity

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noun san·i·ty \ˈsan-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of sanity

plural

sanities

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


Law Dictionary

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noun san·i·ty

Legal Definition of sanity

  1. :  the quality or state of being sane — compare insanity



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