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Meaning of MONOMANIA

Pronunciation:  `mânu'meyneeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a mania restricted to one thing or idea
 

MONOMANIA is a 9 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: possession
 
 See Also: cacoethes, mania, passion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mon`o*ma"ni*a\, n. [Mono- + mania.]
Derangement of the mind in regard of a single subject only;
also, such a concentration of interest upon one particular
subject or train of ideas to show mental derangement.

Syn: Insanity; madness; alienation; aberration; derangement;
     mania. See {Insanity}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absorbed attention, absorption, application, complex, compulsion, concentration, contemplation, deep study, deep thought, engagement, engrossment, fascination, fixation, fixed idea, hang-up, hypercathexis, idee fixe, immersion, intentness, involvement, irresistible impulse, meditation, morbid drive, obsession, obsessive compulsion, possession, preoccupation, prepossession, profound thought, rapt attention, ruling passion, single-mindedness, studiousness, study, submersion, tic
 

 

 

 

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