sanity

[san-i-tee]
noun
1.
the state of being sane; soundness of mind.
2.
soundness of judgment.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English sanite < Latin sānitās. See sane, -ity

nonsanity, noun
supersanity, noun
unsanity, noun


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

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sanity
early 15c., "healthy condition," from M.Fr. sanité "health," from L. sanitas "health, sanity," from sanus "healthy, sane." Meaning "soundness of mind" first attested c.1600.
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sanity san·i·ty (sān'ĭ-tē)
n.

  1. The quality or condition of being sane; soundness of mind.

  2. Soundness of judgment or reason.

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Example sentences
No question would seem harder to settle than the sanity or insanity of our
  fellows.
Maybe your workout routine continued to preserve your sanity through the
  calendar's ups and downs.
Both sides need an energetic push from outside to make the leap to sanity.
Concentrating on the pictures instead of the equipment is the path to sanity
  here.
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