single-minded

[ sing-guhl-mahyn-did ]
/ ˈsɪŋ gəlˈmaɪn dɪd /

adjective

having or showing a single aim or purpose: a single-minded program.
dedicated; resolute; steadfast: He was single-minded in his concern for truth.

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Origin of single-minded

First recorded in 1570–80

OTHER WORDS FROM single-minded

sin·gle-mind·ed·ly, adverbsin·gle-mind·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for single-minded

single-minded

adjective

having but one aim or purpose; dedicated

Derived forms of single-minded

single-mindedly, adverbsingle-mindedness, noun
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