monomaniacal monomaniacal


  • (adj) obsessed with a single subject or idea

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  1. Greenwald, he is monomaniacal on the subject of civil liberties.
  2. It is not just monomaniacal and abstract, but its arena is a playing field on which the other guy really is after you.
  3. Just try not to get too creeped out by the monomaniacal amount of work he obviously puts into it.


  • Arianna Huffington: Sunday Roundup

    From watching cable, you'd think the only news this week was the George Zimmerman trial. But as CNN spent Wednesday breathlessly team-covering every angle of some badly-Skyped-in testimony, a hint of other news appeared in a small box on-screen, captioned "coup under way." That was, of course, referring to the fact that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was being toppled. Is this monomaniacal ...
    on July 7, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post


  1. "I knew Benny, but not very well -- actually, I didn't meet many people who did know him very well, even though they spent a lot of time with him," says DeFranco of the elusive, emotionally remote jazz star. "He was monomaniacal with the...
    on Sep 1, 2009 By: Buddy DeFranco Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. ...for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, commented that the Microsoft bid "was absolutely inevitable and predictable. Yahoo lost sight of who they are and what business they are in. They've had a monomaniacal obsession with Google as their...
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Martha Stewart Source: MediaPost Publications

  3. Our report "pushes back against the monomaniacal focus on bacteria, against the idea that if you can write a list of bad bacteria and control them then you're okay," says Peter A Singer, a bioethicist at the University of Toronto, Canada, who...
    on Jan 31, 2006 By: Peter A Singer Source: New Scientist (subscription)

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