Sane vs Foolish - What's the difference?

sane | foolish | Antonyms |

Sane is an antonym of foolish.

As adjectives the difference between sane and foolish

is that sane is being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- regarding the mind while foolish is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally.
  • a sane mind
  • 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.
  • a sane person
  • Rational; reasonable; sensible.
  • Try to go to bed at a sane time before your exams.


    * insane * crazy * unbalanced


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  • Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
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  • *:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
  • Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
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  • *(Aeschylus)
  • *:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
  • Synonyms

    * absurd * idiotic * ridiculous * silly * unwise


    * wise

    Derived terms

    * foolishness