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san·i·ty

 (săn′ĭ-tē)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being sane; soundness of mind.
2. Soundness of judgment or reason.

[Middle English sanite, health, from Old French, from Latin sānitās, from sānus, healthy.]

sanity

(ˈsænɪtɪ)
n
1. (Psychology) the state of being sane
2. good sense or soundness of judgment
[C15: from Latin sānitās health, from sānus healthy]

san•i•ty

(ˈsæn ɪ ti)

n.
1. the state of being sane.
2. soundness of judgment.
[1400–50; late Middle English sanite < Latin sānitās. See sane, -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sanity - normal or sound powers of mind
mental health - the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
lucidity - a lucid state of mind; not confused
rationality, reasonableness, reason - the state of having good sense and sound judgment; "his rationality may have been impaired"; "he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions"
insanity - relatively permanent disorder of the mind

sanity

noun
1. mental health, reason, rationality, stability, normality, right mind (informal), saneness He and his wife finally had to move, just to preserve their sanity.
mental health madness, mental illness, insanity, dementia, lunacy, craziness, mental derangement
2. common sense, sense, good sense, rationality, level-headedness, judiciousness, soundness of judgment He's been looking at ways of introducing some sanity into the market.
common sense folly, stupidity, senselessness

sanity

noun
A healthy mental state:
lucidity, lucidness, mind, reason, saneness, sense (often used in plural), soundness, wit (used in plural).
Slang: marble (used in plural).
Translations
سَلامَة العَقْل، صِحَّة العَقْل
duševní zdraví
mental tilstand
andlegt heilbrigîi
duševné zdravie
akıl sağlığı

sanity

[ˈsænɪtɪ] N [of person] → cordura f, juicio m; [of judgment] → sensatez f
to lose one's sanityperder el juicio or la razón
to be restored to sanity; return to sanityrecobrar el juicio or la razón
fortunately sanity prevailedafortunadamente prevaleció el sentido común

sanity

[ˈsænəti] n
[person] (= mental health) → santé f mentale
[outlook] (= common sense) → bon sens m

sanity

n
(= mental balance)geistige Gesundheit; (esp of individual)gesunder Verstand; (Jur) → Zurechnungsfähigkeit f; to lose one’s sanityden Verstand verlieren; to doubt somebody’s sanityan jds Verstand (dat)zweifeln; the line between sanity and insanitydie Grenze zwischen gesundem und krankem Verstand
(= sensibleness)Vernünftigkeit f; sanity of judgementein gesundes Urteilsvermögen; sanity demands that it be done soondie Vernunft gebietet, es bald zu tun; to return to sanityVernunft annehmen

sanity

[ˈsænɪtɪ] n (of person) → sanità mentale; (of judgment) → buonsenso
sanity prevailed → il buonsenso ha avuto la meglio

sane

(sein) adjective
1. not mad. in a perfectly sane state of mind.
2. sensible. a very sane person.
ˈsanely adverb
ˈsanity (ˈsӕ-) noun
the state or quality of being sane. I am concerned about her sanity.

san·i·ty

n. cordura, sensatez, bienestar mental.

sanity

n cordura
References in classic literature ?
Insufferable sting, that sanity should ground arms on such a field
I knew that I was on Mars; not once did I question either my sanity or my wakefulness.
One of the prisoners, Grigoryev, went mad as soon as he was untied, and never regained his sanity.
I was again astonished, for he addressed himself to the question with the impartiality of the completest sanity.
The wanton wind had been so busily kissing them all the morning that they were quite dry, so I was able to find room for them in my knapsack without danger to the other contents; and, with a hasty good-day to their recent possessor, I set off at full speed to find a secure nook where I could throw myself down on the grass, and let loose the absurd laughter that was dangerously bottled up within me; but even before I do that it behoves me if possible to vindicate my sanity to the reader.
Do you not see, senor, that the gain by Don Quixote's sanity can never equal the enjoyment his crazes give?
As this creature first came in sight, I doubted my own sanity -- or at least the evidence of my own eyes; and many minutes passed before I succeeded in convincing myself that I was neither mad nor in a dream.
And that I conceive to be the one spirit in which a man may contemplate, with equal sanity and reverence, the mysteries and the miseries of his life.
It gave the explanation, gave sanity to the pranks of this atavistic brain of mine that, modern and normal, harked back to a past so remote as to be contemporaneous with the raw beginnings of mankind.
Sometimes, having exhausted our supply of wild meat and emptied our casks, we were days without food or drink; then a water-hole or a shallow pool in the bottom of an arroyo so restored our strength and sanity that we were able to shoot some of the wild animals that sought it also.
The simplicity, the purity, the sanity of this life he felt clearly, and he was convinced he would find in it the content, the peace, and the dignity, of the lack of which he was so miserably conscious.
And the wonder and charm of it is the sanity in insanity which it denotes.