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Sanity appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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Video footage: A man is defeated in a video game and looses his sanity as he slams his controller and spasms in slow motion
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Definition of the noun sanity

What does sanity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sanities

  1. normal or sound powers of mind
    • examples: The thin line between sanity and madness has gotten finer. | This book presents to you 10 original ways to retain your sanity.
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of sanity: saneness
    • antonym of sanity: insanity
    • more generic term: mental health = the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the noun sanity


  1. The condition of being sane.
  2. Reasonable and rational behaviour.


Sanity is an Australian chain of music and entertainment stores and is the country's second largest retailer of audio and video electronics. It is privately owned by Ray Itaoui, and as of April 2014, Sanity comprises 158 outlets in every state and territory. The brand specialises in the sale of CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and related merchandise and accessories, sold from its network of stores and website. The Sanity brand was owned and conceived by Brazin Limited from 1992, before being folded into BB Retail Capital in 2006, then became a company in its own right after it was divested to Itaoui in 2009.


Sanity is a musical group.

  • albums: "Forgotten World", "Mental Destruction"


  1. "Sanity" is Killing Joke's second single from their sixth studio album, Brighter than a Thousand Suns. It was released on 30 October 1986. The single peaked at number seventy in the UK Singles chart.
  2. "Sanity" is a musical single of Killing Joke.
    • released in (29 years ago)
  3. "Sanity" is a musical EP of Endymion & Melvin Pelupessy.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  4. "Sanity" is a musical single of Melissa Loretta & Ronski Speed.
    • released on
  5. "Sanity" is a composition.


Sanity was an all-German demo group, formed in March 1990 by Panther and Hawk. The group quickly took in Vindicator and Cruiser as well. Their first production was the musicdisk Best Game Music Monthly #1, which announced the birth of the group.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sanity

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Google previewEthical Theory (2012)

An Anthology by Russ Shafer-Landau

Sanity is a normative concept, in its ordinary as well as in its specialized sense, and severely deviant behavior, such as that of a serial...

Google previewMedical Art and Indianapolis Medical Journal (1907)

Sanity is a premise, not a conclu sion. It is argued that criminal intent. malice and premeditation are facts to be proven by the prosecutor; that these can not exist in an insane mind; hence sanity must be proved by the prosecutor. But these are ...

Google previewConfusions and Clarifications (1997)

An Introduction to Philosophy for the Twenty-first Century by F. F. Centore

THE SUBJECT AREA OF LOGIC Logic and the liberal arts A sure sign of sanity is the way someone can operate in different areas of mental activity all more or less at the same time. The mentally healthy person is multi-dimensional, ...

Google previewThe Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion (2013)

by Chögyam Trungpa

Ordinary sanity means seeing things very directly, seeing things as they are. You no longer have visions of elephants in your cup of tea. Black is seen as black, and white as white. It is absolutely direct and simple. Seeing pure kiindzop is what ...

Google previewSpeculative Dictionary: Containing Moral Sentiments, Philosophic Reflections (1830)

Or Texts and Skeletons, for the Contemplation of Penetrating Intellects by I. B. Smith

SANITY. Perfect sanity depends on a pure and delicate organization of brain or nervous system, which is ever susceptible of feeling the just force and importance of every surrounding excitement, and whose circumstances have rendered deep ...

Google previewDictionary of Legal Terms, 5th edition

by Steven H. Gifis

SANE [SANITY] the state of sound mental condition; all persons are presumed sane until the opposite is demonstrated. All jurisdictions require the defendant in a criminal case to produce some evidence to challenge this presumption. In some ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1892)

by John Houston Merrill, Thomas Johnson Michie, Charles Frederic Williams, David Shephard Garland

Sanity in Criminal Cases. — In criminal cases the accused is -presumed to be sane,4 and the burden of proof is on the defendant to show the contrary.5 Where, however, a person has been proved to be insane, the insanity is presumed to ...

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Quotes about Sanity

Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting. (Joyce Appleby)
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Scrabble value of S1A1N1I1T1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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