single-minded

adjective
sin·​gle-mind·​ed | \ ˌsiŋ-gəl-ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce single-minded (audio) , ˈsiŋ-gəl-ˌmīn-\

Definition of single-minded

: having one driving purpose or resolve : determined, dedicated

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single-mindedly adverb
single-mindedness noun

First Known Use of single-minded

1836, in the meaning defined above

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single-minded

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of single-minded

: having only one purpose, goal, or interest : focused on one thing

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