Definition of


  1. (noun, state) normal or sound powers of mind

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Alternate forms of Sanity

Derivations: sane

Hyponyms: lucidity, rationality, reason, reasonableness

Hypernyms: mental health

Origin of the word Sanity

  1. early 15c., "healthy condition," from M.Fr. sanit? "health," from L. sanitas "health, sanity," from sanus "healthy, sane." Meaning "soundness of mind" first attested c.1600. more

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