monomania

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Either:

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monomania (plural monomanias or monomaniæ)

  1. Excessive interest or concentration on a singular object or subject.
    It was apparent to all but himself that what was once idle curiosity had become a monomania.
  2. A pathological obsession with one person, thing or idea.

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  • 1905Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
    "There are no limits to the possibilities of monomania," I answered. "There is the condition which the modern French psychologists have called the 'idee fixe,' which may be trifling in character, and accompanied by complete sanity in every other way. A man who had read deeply about Napoleon, or who had possibly received some hereditary family injury through the great war, might conceivably form such an 'idee fixe' and under its influence be capable of any fantastic outrage."

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mono- +‎ -mania

Noun[edit]

monomania

  1. monomania

Declension[edit]

Inflection of monomania (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative monomania monomaniat
genitive monomanian monomanioiden
monomanioitten
partitive monomaniaa monomanioita
illative monomaniaan monomanioihin
singular plural
nominative monomania monomaniat
accusative nom.? monomania monomaniat
gen. monomanian
genitive monomanian monomanioiden
monomanioitten
monomaniainrare
partitive monomaniaa monomanioita
inessive monomaniassa monomanioissa
elative monomaniasta monomanioista
illative monomaniaan monomanioihin
adessive monomanialla monomanioilla
ablative monomanialta monomanioilta
allative monomanialleˣ monomanioilleˣ
essive monomaniana monomanioina
translative monomaniaksi monomanioiksi
instructive monomanioin
abessive monomaniatta monomanioitta
comitative monomanioineen

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mono- +‎ -mania.

Noun[edit]

monomania f (plural monomanie)

  1. monomania

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