- (no longer in technical use) a psychosis characterized by thoughts confined to one idea or group of ideas.
- an inordinate or obsessive zeal for or interest in a single thing, idea, subject, or the like.
Origin of monomania
Related Words for monomaniacextremist, zealot, racist, maniac, fanatic, devotee, admirer, aficionado, believer, follower, fan, addict, lover, participant, supporter, buff, enthusiast, bigot, freak, radical
Examples from the Web for monomaniac
Historical Examples of monomaniac
Had much study made of him a monomaniac babbling in a dream of absurdities?The Bacillus of Beauty
"I shall not say anything," said the monomaniac, with a wonderful and peaceful face.The Innocence of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
I am full of the fellow; a little more, and he'll make a monomaniac of me.Put Yourself in His Place
"She is a monomaniac on the subject, I should imagine," observed Albert.Uncle Terry
Charles Clark Munn
She became a monomaniac, and of that sort of which rulers of men are made.The Threatening Eye
Edward Frederick Knight
- an excessive mental preoccupation with one thing, idea, etc
Word Origin and History for monomaniac
- Pathological obsession with one idea or subject, as in paranoia.