Definition of "sane" []

  • Of sound mind; mentally healthy: "their protector, the strongest and sanest of them all” ( Pat Conroy). (adjective)
  • Having or showing sound judgment; reasonable. (adjective)
  • Sound in mind; free from mental disturbance (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having or showing reason, good judgment, or sound sense (adjective)
  • Healthy (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "sane" in a sentence
  • "But Purnell's target constituency is now on what I call the sane left."
  • "UNIDENTIFIED MALE: PTSD is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which I define as a sane person's reaction to an insane position."
  • ""Is it likely," she resumed, "that a person born under such circumstances is like others -- is what you call sane?""