Definition of monomania in US English:

monomania

noun

  • Exaggerated or obsessive enthusiasm for or preoccupation with one thing.

    • ‘Parker displays the monomania that crucially marks off true artistry from mere dabbling.’
    • ‘He is the novel's most famous character, and an easily recognizable symbol of monomania.’
    • ‘It's monomania on whatever the one story of the day is and that's from a structural standpoint.’
    • ‘There are two reasons for that, not that anyone need explain an eschewal of monomania.’
    • ‘The fact that she spent five years trying to find grounds for criticism takes on an aura of monomania.’
    • ‘Like most blogs, the content is erratic, syncopated by the intrusions of daily life, random interests, monomania, narcissism and booze.’
    • ‘In fact, the only drawback is the album's lyrical monomania.’
    • ‘I am not making fun of this guy - who am I to criticize this sort of monomania, after all.’
    • ‘They suffer from a semi-religious monomania which distracts attention from the major issues in their field.’
    • ‘This needn't have happened if not driven by Morgan's sudden monomania and desperation to be right.’
    • ‘Pity the poor actors who've had to perform during the city's recent hockey monomania.’
    • ‘To avoid the charge of monomania, the authors are careful to constrain their claims.’
    • ‘His bellowed anti-Europe diatribes breathe the monomania that still sets the conference afire.’
    • ‘Ironically enough, his foray into racing was an attempt to ease off from a life of monomania, to prepare for retirement by finding new interests.’
    • ‘His true believers, with the steadfastness that comes from monomania, are energized by anger about the war.’
    • ‘Ferguson set up his retirement, cultivated outside interests, sought to escape his monomania - sought, in fact, to get bored with the struggle.’
    • ‘It's the familiar story of the destructive monomania of the professional activist.’
    • ‘His obsession verges on monomania, and he becomes ‘bewitched to her memory’.’
    • ‘This is just another example of contemporary political monomania in pictorial form.’
    • ‘To me, it illustrates that the son is incapable of distinguishing between singleness of purpose and monomania.’
    obsession, fixation, idée fixe, ruling passion, consuming passion, mania, compulsion, fetish, preoccupation, hobby horse
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Pronunciation

monomania

/ˌmɑnəˈmeɪniə//ˌmänəˈmānēə/