single-minded


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sin·gle-mind·ed

(sĭng′gəl-mīn′dĭd)
adj.
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.
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single-minded

adj
having but one aim or purpose; dedicated
ˌsingle-ˈmindedly adv
ˌsingle-ˈmindedness n
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sin′gle-mind′ed



adj.
1. having or showing a single aim or purpose.
2. dedicated; resolute; steadfast.
[1570–80]
sin′gle-mind′ed•ly, adv.
sin′gle-mind′ed•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.single-minded - determined; "she was firmly resolved to be a doctor"; "single-minded in his determination to stop smoking"
resolute - firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
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single-minded

adjective determined, dogged, fixed, dedicated, stubborn, tireless, steadfast, unwavering, unswerving, hellbent (informal), undeviating, monomaniacal a single-minded determination to win
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Translations

single-minded

[ˌsɪŋglˈmaɪndɪd] ADJresuelto, firme
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single-minded

[ˌsɪŋglˈmaɪndɪd] adj (person) → deciso/a, tenace, risoluto/a; (ambition, attempt) → ostinato/a
to be single-minded about sth → concentrare tutte le proprie forze in qc
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References in classic literature ?
Your endeavour must be single-minded. You would talk differently to a coal-heaver and to a professor.
He wanted to get me home, he said, to have me all to himself, and to see me safely installed as the mistress of Grassdale Manor, just as single-minded, as naive, and piquante as I was; and as if I had been some frail butterfly, he expressed himself fearful of rubbing the silver off my wings by bringing me into contact with society, especially that of Paris and Rome; and, more-over, he did not scruple to tell me that there were ladies in both places that would tear his eyes out if they happened to meet him with me.
It is more single-minded, perhaps, than that of a follower of any other calling.
He had not the tact, or the art, to effect such a purpose by skilfully drawing out my sentiments or ideas through the real or apparent statement of his own, or leading the conversation by imperceptible gradations to such topics as he wished to advert to: but such gentle abruptness, and such single-minded straightforwardness, could not possibly offend me.
Never was there such a single-minded enthusiast as he.
He felt that, single-minded and self-sacrificing as his parents were, there yet existed certain latent prejudices of theirs, as middle-class people, which it would require some tact to overcome.
The descendants of these simple and single-minded provincials have been content to reject the ordinary and artificial means by which honours have been perpetuated in families, and have substituted a standard which brings the individual himself to the ordeal of the public estimation, paying as little deference as may be to those who have gone before him.
Throughout the whole of the expedition, however, he showed himself loyal, single-minded, straightforward, and fearless; and if the fate of his vessel may be charged to his harshness and imprudence, we should recollect that he paid for his error with his life.
"No?--That is ever the way with the innocent and single-minded! This is what we sincere and diffident men have to contend with in affairs of the heart.
They had only remembered certain threats of disinheritance uttered a year or two previously by the uncle (who had no living relative except the nephew), and they had, therefore, always looked upon this disinheritance as a matter that was settled -- so single-minded a race of beings were the Rattleburghers; but the remark of "Old Charley" brought them at once to a consideration of this point, and thus gave them to see the possibility of the threats having been nothing more than a threat.
"Even so," replied the single-minded disciple of the King of Israel, when the young man had ended; "I have found much that is comely and melodious in the maidens, and it is fitting that we who have consorted in so much peril, should abide together in peace.
'This noble person has begun life with a single-minded devotion to the science of experimental chemistry, very surprising in a young and handsome man with a brilliant future before him.

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