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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.
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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"
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[ˌsɪŋglˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] Nresolución f, firmeza f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˌsɪŋglˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] nrisolutezza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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