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monomania Syllabification: mon·o·ma·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˌmänəˈmānēə/

Definition of monomania in English:


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.
obsession, fixation, consuming passion, mania, compulsion


Pronunciation: /ˌmänōˈmānēˌak/
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.
Pronunciation: /ˌmänōməˈnīək(ə)l/
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.

Words that rhyme with monomania

Albania, balletomania, bibliomania, crania, dipsomania, egomania, erotomania, kleptomania, Lithuania, Lusitania, mania, Mauritania, megalomania, miscellanea, nymphomania, Pennsylvania, Pomerania, pyromania, Rainier, Romania, Ruritania, Tasmania, Transylvania, Urania
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