- (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 monomaniacalstubborn, single-minded, narrow-minded, frenzied, zealous, impassioned, enthusiastic, violent, bigoted, rabid, dogmatic, passionate, fervent, obsessive, directed, forced, obsessed, induced, possessed, herded
Examples from the Web for monomaniacal
Contemporary Examples of monomaniacal
He added that he had “fairly decent, monomaniacal plans to finish [the project] with due care and all-available skill.”What We Really Know about J.D. Salinger
September 9, 2013
“We would talk about the [acting] process endlessly and he was monomaniacal about the work,” she says in the film.John Cazale, A Godfather of Acting
May 31, 2010
Historical Examples of monomaniacal
- an excessive mental preoccupation with one thing, idea, etc
Word Origin and History for monomaniacal
- Pathological obsession with one idea or subject, as in paranoia.