Definition of single-minded in English:


(also singleminded)


  • Having or concentrating on only one aim or purpose.

    ‘the single-minded pursuit of profit’
    • ‘His selfishness and single-minded pursuit ‘to be someone’ has left casualties along the way.’
    • ‘He is one of the most single-minded and obsessive sportsmen in the world, utterly intent upon relentless success.’
    • ‘Julien approaches life and love like the video game hero, with determination and a single-minded pursuit.’
    • ‘How do you turn single-minded determination into team ethos?’
    • ‘It was a single-minded dedication taking every opportunity to win.’
    • ‘The single-minded pursuit of economic growth can exact a heavy toll on a community.’
    • ‘They have a fixed purpose in life, and go for it with single-minded determination.’
    • ‘She is a woman who is single-minded, forceful and uncompromising.’
    • ‘I doubt, however, whether single-minded dedication is the best means of judging a successful leader.’
    • ‘With single-minded purpose, he hitch-hikes slowly down the African continent.’
    • ‘But if they are single-minded in pursuit of victory, Edinburgh will be crushed.’
    • ‘Nor is he suffering solely from his single-minded pursuit of Social Security reform.’
    • ‘He claims that he has never been so focused, single-minded and dedicated.’
    • ‘Miller's Batman is full of the fire of youth: single-minded, without becoming obsessive, exactly.’
    • ‘Those who know him say he is professional, single-minded, and extremely determined.’
    • ‘Their single-minded determination makes me realise I'll never make a movie myself.’
    • ‘Once a field of interest has been chosen, dedication and single-minded pursuit of excellence is boundless.’
    • ‘His view is that without a single-minded purpose, Scotland will remain bogged down in stale arguments that will hold the country back.’
    • ‘Each side accused the other of stubborn, single-minded, almost childish behavior.’
    • ‘I have always been determined and single-minded, but you can never get complacent in this industry.’
    determined, full of determination, hell-bent, committed, unswerving, unwavering, undeviating, resolute, purposeful, set, fixed, devoted, dedicated, uncompromising, persevering, tireless, tenacious, persistent, pertinacious, indefatigable
    obsessive, fanatical, dogged, monomaniacal
    obstinate, stubborn, unyielding, intransigent, pig-headed, inflexible, obdurate
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/ˈˌsiNGɡəl ˈˌmīndid/