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Definition of "monomania" [mon•o•ma•ni•a]

  • Pathological obsession with one idea or subject. (noun)
  • Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "monomania" in a sentence
  • ""It is the sort of malady which we call monomania," said the doctor."
  • "“He never could be cured, the doctors said, for he had what they called monomania, — was always talking about his wife and darter that somebody had stole away years ago, and plannin 'revenge on that somebody."
  • ""He never could be cured, the doctors said, for he had what they called monomania, -- was always talking about his wife and darter that somebody had stole away years ago, and plannin 'revenge on that somebody."