from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as monomaniacal.
  • noun A person affected by monomania.
  • noun In law, one who is insane upon some one or more subjects, and apparently sane upon all others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person affected by monomania.
  • adjective Affected with monomania, or partial derangement of intellect; caused by, or resulting from, monomania.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who is obsessed with a single thing, to the exclusion of other concerns.
  • adjective Focussed on one thing above all others.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person suffering from monomania


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