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.
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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
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Translations

monomaniac

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

[ˌmɒnəʊˈmeɪnɪæk] nmonomaniaco/a
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References in classic literature ?
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."
He had become a monomaniac and an anarchist--not a philosophic anarchist, merely, but a violent anarchist.
This woman might, for all I knew, be a monomaniac. With a stout bearing, therefore, though her manner had shaken me more than I cared to confess, I still shook my head and declared my intention of remaining where I was.
"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 was in the condition that overtakes some monomaniacs entirely concentrated upon one thing.
So, thank you toff-twerp Jacob Rees-Mogg, monomaniac Sir Bill Carcrash, barmy Sir Peter Bonehead and all the other swivel-eyed Brexiteers who have brought us to this pass.
Media is, in fact, supposed to be society's synteresis, empowering the collective conscience of communities with knowledge to judge the right from the wrong by offering perspective, objectivity and a frame of reference in a monomaniac world marred by turmoil, prejudice and tunnel vision.
Abraham Lincoln's wife wrote a friend that he"is almost monomaniac on the subject of honesty." Lincoln was a controversial figure.
Altruist Suicide: Under the yardstick of Durkheim, one who drinks the hemlock for truth or kisses the gallows for a greater cause comes under the category of altruistic suicide or a suicide bomber takes his own life by having monomaniac behaviour towards his faith.
He wanted to show Ishmael's relationship with race so we could "see how elastic our stiff prejudices grow when love once comes to bend them" (Melville, 60) and he wanted us to see Ahab's demise so we could learn how monomaniac endeavors perused through societal hierarchies result in one's own demise.