monomania monomania

Definition(s):

  • (n) a mania restricted to one thing or idea

Usage(s):

  1. Well, then, this must be monomania of a certain sort.
  2. But both have the monomania of an Islamic jihadist and the momentum of a Hitchcock movie about a bomb on a bus.
  3. For people who don't live in Beijing, the preoccupation with the quality of the city's air that plagues some residents must seem occasionally to veer into monomania.

News

  • Deerhunter Shooting Up Hard Rock Live

    At times, the members of Atlanta's Deerhunter seem almost embarrassed by their pop smarts. Take "Leather Jacket II" from their latest record, "Monomania," the group's sixth overall, where they subvert the tunefulness at the heart of the song with a 10-car
    on August 15, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Quotes

  • "In his prime, Gates combined the monomania of the compulsive software programmer with the competitiveness of Attila the Hun," said Nicholas Carr, author of Does IT Matter and The Big Switch .
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Nicholas Carr Source: Wired News

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