sane´ness

sane´ness
sane «sayn», adjective, san|er, san|est.
1. a) having a healthy mind; not crazy; sound: »

Their doctrine could be held by no sane man (Robert Browning).

b) not diseased or disordered: »

a sane mind.

2. a) having or showing good sense or sound judgment; sensible: »

She has a sane attitude toward driving and never goes too fast.

b) regulated by reason; rational: »

It is the American woman who is primarily responsible for the safe and sane Fourth [of July] (Edward Bok).

[< Latin sānus healthy]
sane´ly, adverb.
sane´ness, noun.
SANE «sayn», noun.
National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy.

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