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fixed idea

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  1. a persistent or obsessing idea, often delusional, that can, in extreme form, be a symptom of psychosis.

Origin of fixed idea

First recorded in 1820–30
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British Dictionary definitions for fixed idea

fixed idea

  1. an idea, esp one of an obsessional nature, that is persistently maintained and not subject to changeAlso: idée fixe
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fixed idea in Medicine

fixed idea

  1. An often unreasonable idea or feeling that persists despite evidence to the contrary or efforts to ignore it; an obsession.idée fixe
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