characterized by extreme focus on a single idea; this can be a good thing (Beethoven's single-minded dedication to finishing his ninth symphony) or a bad thing (most women complain that most men are single-minded in pursuit of sex, pushing aside such things as relationships, real interpersonal connections, or even good sex)

Sin"gle-mind"ed (?), a.

Having a single purpose; hence, artless; guileless; single-hearted.


© Webster 1913.

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