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monomania

Syllabification: mon·o·ma·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˌmänəˈmānēə
 
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Definition of monomania in English:

noun

Exaggerated or obsessive enthusiasm for or preoccupation with one thing.
Example sentences
  • His obsession verges on monomania, and he becomes ‘bewitched to her memory’.
  • Like most blogs, the content is erratic, syncopated by the intrusions of daily life, random interests, monomania, narcissism and booze.
  • Ferguson set up his retirement, cultivated outside interests, sought to escape his monomania - sought, in fact, to get bored with the struggle.
Synonyms
obsession, fixation, consuming passion, mania, compulsion

Derivatives

monomaniac

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈmānēˌak/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • So much concentration on the one issue gives floating and centrist voters the impression that the they are monomaniacs who have not changed.
  • The monomaniacs in the media are at it again, focusing all their attention on a single story to the exclusion of all others.
  • He is variously described as petulant, egotistical, paranoid, jealous, obsessive, a monomaniac - in short, a dangerous man to have in charge of weapons development.

monomaniacal

2
Pronunciation: /-məˈnīəkəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Time always seems to contract when I have a lengthy to-do list and expand when I'm consumed by a monomaniacal obsession.
  • Braude is clear on this, but it appears that his critics in the media are almost monomaniacal in their fixation on anything involving money!
  • After their commendable performance in the days immediately following the attacks, the media are falling back on their old, familiar, monomaniacal ways.

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