fixed-idea

fixed idea

noun
a persistent or obsessing idea, often delusional, that can, in extreme form, be a symptom of psychosis.

Origin:
1820–30

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fixed idea
 
n
Also: idée fixe an idea, esp one of an obsessional nature, that is persistently maintained and not subject to change

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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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