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Related to single-mindedness: stirred up, undeterred, inconvenient, irreparably, blasé


1. Having one overriding purpose or goal: the single-minded pursuit of money.
2. Steadfast; resolute: He was single-minded in his determination to stop smoking.

sin′gle-mind′ed·ly adv.
sin′gle-mind′ed·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.single-mindedness - characterized by one unified purpose
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"


[ˌsɪŋglˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] Nresolución f, firmeza f


[ˌsɪŋglˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] nrisolutezza
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