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fixed idea

noun
1.
a persistent or obsessing idea, often delusional, that can, in extreme form, be a symptom of psychosis.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • Nevertheless, his fixed idea was more fixed than ever.
British Dictionary definitions for fixed idea

fixed idea

noun
1.
an idea, esp one of an obsessional nature, that is persistently maintained and not subject to change Also idée fixe
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fixed idea in Medicine

fixed idea n.
An often unreasonable idea or feeling that persists despite evidence to the contrary or efforts to ignore it; an obsession. Also called idée fixe.

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