Thursday, March 01, 2001
Definitions for idee fixe
- An idea that dominates the mind; a fixed idea; an obsession.
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Citations for idee fixe
The reality of obsession -- its incessant return to the same few themes, scenarios and questions; its meticulous examination and re-examination of banal minutiae for hidden meanings that simply aren't there; the cancerous way an idee fixe usurps other, more interesting thoughts -- is that it is confining, not rebellious, and not fascinating but maddeningly dull.
It became an idee fixe that he stubbornly adhered to in spite of the plain evidence . . . that obviously contradicts it.
Origin of idee fixe
Idee fixe is from the French idée, "idea" + fixe, "fixed."