a persistent or obsessing idea, often delusional, that can, in extreme form, be a symptom of psychosis.
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Origin of fixed idea
First recorded in 1820–30
Words nearby fixed idea
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British Dictionary definitions for fixed idea
an idea, esp one of an obsessional nature, that is persistently maintained and not subject to changeAlso: idée fixe
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Medical definitions for fixed idea
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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