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sane

sane

 
 
pronunciation:
seIn
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: saner, sanest
definition 1: having a mind that is healthy and rational.
synonyms:
compos mentis, lucid, rational
antonyms:
crazy, demented, distraught, insane, mad
similar words:
clearheaded, normal, reasonable, responsible, right, sound, stable, together
definition 2: sound; reasonable.
a sane policy on international affairs
synonyms:
rational, reasonable, sensible
antonyms:
crazy, insane, nonsensical, unbalanced
similar words:
down-to-earth, feasible, judicious, levelheaded, logical, plausible, practical, realistic, reasoned, responsible, well-founded
derivation: sanely (adv.)
Homophone Note
The words sane and seine (a fishing net) sound alike but have different meanings.
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The word sane contains the following part:
san Latin root that means health
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