- 1The ability to think and behave in a normal and rational manner; sound mental health: I began to doubt my own sanityMore example sentences
- Both begin to doubt their sanity and their ability to stay any closer then 100 miles away from each other.
- What a capacity to maintain mental sanity in spite of pain and sadness.
- Olivia and Adam pray that she does not participate in it, fearing for her health and sanity.
- 1.1Reasonable and rational behaviour: the next few years saw several appeals for sanity from top scientistsMore example sentences
- This heinous act of the murder of a little girl and the wounding of her peers go beyond the boundaries of reason and sanity.
- This would suggest that a degree of sanity and moderation may have come after the gruesome tragedy.
- The show is a chilling indictment of what happens when sanity is equated with conformity.
late Middle English (in the sense 'health'): from Latin sanitas 'health', from sanus 'healthy'. Current senses date from the early 17th century.