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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 ?
She herself had seen nothing, not the shadow of a shadow, and nobody in the house but the governess was in the governess's plight; yet she accepted without directly impugning my sanity the truth as I gave it to her, and ended by showing me, on this ground, an awestricken tenderness, an expression of the sense of my more than questionable privilege, of which the very breath has remained with me as that of the sweetest of human charities.
Insufferable sting, that sanity should ground arms on such a field
I can stand the rest, for they have plain wits; but he's too crazy-witty for my sanity.
This woman did not tell her that she made her head ache, but, on the contrary, she hugged her, and laughed, and cried, till her sanity was a thing to be doubted of; and when released from her, Eva flew from one to another, shaking hands and kissing, in a way that Miss Ophelia afterwards declared fairly turned her stomach.
Mind you don't," said Bessie; and when she had ascertained that I was really subsiding, she loosened her hold of me; then she and Miss Abbot stood with folded arms, looking darkly and doubtfully on my face, as incredulous of my sanity.
Vanstone, if your opinion of your housekeeper's sanity is well founded.
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.
Miss Wilson now set down the man as one of those keen, half-witted country fellows, contemptuously styled originals, who unintentionally make themselves popular by flattering the sense of sanity in those whose faculties are better adapted to circumstances.
Do you not see, senor, that the gain by Don Quixote's sanity can never equal the enjoyment his crazes give?
I knew that I was on Mars; not once did I question either my sanity or my wakefulness.
How could the presence of these articles in my house affect either the honour, the sanity, or the life of my flighty colleague?
I must confess that I lost faith in the sanity of the world when I saw it suffering the painful disorder of this island.