AskDefine | Define sane

Dictionary Definition

sane adj
1 mentally healthy; free from mental disorder; "appears to be completely sane" [ant: insane]
2 marked by sound judgment; "sane nuclear policy" [syn: reasonable]

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  1. Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- regarding the mind.
  2. Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge the effect of one's actions in an ordinary manner; -- regarding persons.



Related terms



  1. Feminine plural form of sano

Extensive Definition

Sane is an English word meaning "of sound mind"; see Sanity. Bella is sane.
Sane may also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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