monomania definition

  • noun:
    • Pathological fixation with one concept or topic.
    • Intent attention to or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single topic or concept.
    • extortionate interest or attention to a singular item or subject.
    • A pathological obsession with someone, thing or concept.
    • Derangement for the head in regard of one subject just; also, such a concentration of interest upon a particular topic or train of ideas to show mental derangement.
    • Insanity which there clearly was a far more or less full restriction associated with the perverted emotional action to a particular industry, as a particular delusion, or an impulse to-do some certain thing. One other emotional functions may show some signs of deterioration.
    • In popular usage, an unreasonable zeal for or curiosity about some one thing; a craze.
    • Synonyms Lunacy, Derangement, etc. See insanity.
    • a mania limited to something or concept

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