monomaniac


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mon·o·ma·ni·a

 (mŏn′ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
1. Pathological obsession with one idea or subject.
2. Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea.

mon′o·ma′ni·ac′ (-mā′nē-ăk′) n.
mon′o·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
mon′o·ma·ni′a·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monomaniac - a person suffering from monomaniamonomaniac - a person suffering from monomania  
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
Translations

monomaniac

[ˌmɒnəʊˈmeɪnɪæk]
A. ADJmonomaníaco
B. Nmonomaníaco/a m/f

monomaniac

[ˌmɒnəʊˈmeɪnɪæk] nmonomaniaco/a
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For with the charts of all four oceans before him, Ahab was threading a maze of currents and eddies, with a view to the more certain accomplishment of that monomaniac thought of his soul.
As they narrated to each other their unholy adventures, their tales of terror told in words of mirth; as their uncivilized laughter forked upwards out of them, like the flames from the furnace; as to and fro, in their front, the harpooneers wildly gesticulated with their huge pronged forks and dippers; as the wind howled on, and the sea leaped, and the ship groaned and dived, and yet steadfastly shot her red hell further and further into the blackness of the sea and the night, and scornfully champed the white bone in her mouth, and viciously spat round her on all sides; then the rushing Pequod, freighted with savages, and laden with fire, and burning a corpse, and plunging into that blackness of darkness, seemed the material counterpart of her monomaniac commander's soul.
After five years of it John had not turned a hair; and Sir Claude Champion was a monomaniac.
That won't do, my dear Watson," said Holmes, shaking his head, "for no amount of IDEE FIXE would enable your interesting monomaniac to find out where these busts were situated.
He had become a monomaniac and an anarchist--not a philosophic anarchist, merely, but a violent anarchist.
He was in the condition that overtakes some monomaniacs entirely concentrated upon one thing.
Most of it is a long trudge past the unavoidable suspects: the monomaniac Delia Bacon, and men of such spacious minds as Mark Twain, Henry James, and Sigmund Freud, who for diverse reasons allowed themselves to be seduced by unreason.
When transferred to the political realm, such intemperate reasoning leads to tyranny: the solitary view of the monomaniac is imposed without any recognition of the different views of others, i.
Reitman depicts Hofsess as a monomaniac, who commands the film's protagonist (Dan Goldberg) to pick up a boom pole and declares, "I can use you.
Why does Beckett have to be the monomaniac that Murphy clearly needs him to be?
Galinski's opponents, wrote Giordano, accused him of being "a monomaniac, overly sensitive to criticism, self-centered and conceited.
It is as though the ego were restored to its original position: it emerges from its monomaniac self-obsession and becomes once again the vehicle of the totality function.