single-minded
adjective Date: 1836 having one driving purpose or resolve ; determined, dedicatedsingle-mindedly adverbsingle-mindedness noun

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  • single-minded — adjective with your attention fixed on only one thing: single minded dedication/devotion/commitment single minded pursuit of success a. not allowing yourself to be influenced by other people: She s always been very single minded in pursuing her… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • single-minded — sin gle mind ed, a. Having a single purpose; concentrating on a single goal; hence, artless; guileless; single hearted. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • single-minded — [siŋ′gəlmīn′did] adj. 1. SINGLE HEARTED 2. with only one aim or purpose single mindedly adv. single mindedness n …   English World dictionary

  • single-minded — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ concentrating purposefully on one particular thing. DERIVATIVES single mindedly adverb single mindedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • single-minded — index intense, pertinacious, purposeful, steadfast Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • single-minded — ADJ GRADED Someone who is single minded has only one aim or purpose and is determined to achieve it. They were effective politicians, ruthless and single minded in their pursuit of political power. ...a single minded determination to win. Derived …   English dictionary

  • single-minded — UK / US adjective a) with your attention fixed on only one thing single minded dedication/devotion/commitment single minded pursuit of success b) not allowing yourself to be influenced by other people She s always been very single minded in… …   English dictionary

  • single-minded — adjective someone who is single minded has one clear aim and works very hard to achieve it: Molly worked with single minded determination, letting nothing distract her. single mindedly adverb single mindedness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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