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single-minded

[sing-guh l-mahyn-did] /ˈsɪŋ gəlˈmaɪn dɪd/
adjective
1.
having or showing a single aim or purpose:
a single-minded program.
2.
dedicated; resolute; steadfast:
He was single-minded in his concern for truth.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80
Related forms
single-mindedly, adverb
single-mindedness, noun
Synonyms
2. determined, persevering, inflexible, firm.
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British Dictionary definitions for singleminded

single-minded

adjective
1.
having but one aim or purpose; dedicated
Derived Forms
single-mindedly, adverb
single-mindedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for singleminded

single-minded

adj.

1570s, "sincere, honest" (a sense also in single-hearted); meaning "having a single aim or purpose" is from 1860. See single (adj.) + minded. Related: Single-mindedly; single-mindedness.

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