single-minded

adjective sin·gle-mind·ed \ ˌsiŋ-gəl-ˈmīn-dəd , ˈsiŋ-gəl-ˌmīn- \

Definition of single-minded

: having one driving purpose or resolve : determined, dedicated

single-mindedly

adverb

single-mindedness

noun

First Known Use of single-minded

1836


SINGLE-MINDED Defined for English Language Learners

single-minded

adjective

Definition of single-minded for English Language Learners

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



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