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single-minded

Definition:

firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Derivative:

single-mindedly

Comparative:

more single-minded

Superlative:

most single-minded

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

single-minded in his determination to stop smoking

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Critical thinking

reflective reasoning about beliefs and actions. It's a way of deciding whether a claim is always true, sometimes true, partly true, or false. Critical thinking can be traced in Western thought to the Socratic method of Ancient Greece and, in the East,... (42 of 4747 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Critical thinking

Collins Dictionary:

single-minded | dedicated [synonym] | single-mindedly [adverb, derived]

having but one aim or purpose; dedicated (7 of 414 words, 9 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/single-minded

Merriam-Webster:

single-minded | determined [synonym] | dedicated [synonym] | bent [synonym] | bound [synonym] | decisive [synonym] | do-or-die [synonym] | firm [synonym] | hell-bent [synonym] | ...

having one driving purpose or resolve; "determined", "dedicated" (8 of 130 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/single-minded

Macmillan British Dictionary:

single-minded | single-mindedly [adverb, related] | single-mindedness [noun, uncountable, related]

with your attention fixed on only one thing ; not allowing yourself to be influenced by other people (18 of 54 words, 3 usage examples)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/single-minded

Oxford Dictionary:

single-minded | single-mindedly [derived] | single-mindedness [derived]

concentrating on only one aim (5 of 40 words, 1 usage example)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/single--minded

Random House Dictionary:

single-minded

having or showing a single aim or purpose. | dedicated; resolute; steadfast. (11 of 29 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/single-minded

American Heritage Dictionary:

single-minded | single-mindedly [adverb, related] | single-mindedness [noun, related]

Having one overriding purpose or goal | Steadfast; resolute (8 of 28 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/single-minded

Cambridge Dictionary:

single-minded | single-mindedly [adverb, derived] | single-mindedness [noun, derived]

very determined to achieve something (5 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/single-minded

Wiktionary:

single-minded

Intensely focused and concentrated on purpose, thinking of only one goal, undistractable. (12 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/single-minded

New World Dictionary:

single-minded | single-mindedly [adverb, related] | single-mindedness [noun, related]

"single-hearted" | with only one aim or purpose (7 of 12 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/single-minded

Britannica Encyclopedia:

stout [beer]

dark, heavy-bodied beer popular in Great Britain and Ireland. (9 of 10 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/567779​/stout

Columbia Encyclopedia:

beer | ale | brewing | porter | stout

alcoholic beverage made by brewing and fermenting cereals, especially malted barley, usually with the addition of hops as a flavoring agent and ... (22 of 444 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0806750​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

single-minded | single-mindedly [adverb, derived] | single-mindedness [noun, derived]

concentrated on attaining only one goal or accomplishing only one task (11 of 27 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734980​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

single-minded

Audio: British English pronunciation of "single-minded"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

single-minded

Audio: North American pronunciation of "single-minded"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

single-minded

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "single-minded"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "single-minded"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/single-minded

the Free Dictionary:

single-minded

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "single-minded"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "single-minded"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/single-minded

Google Dictionary:

single-minded

Audio: English pronunciation of "single-minded"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

single-minded

Audio: North American pronunciation of "single-minded"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=single​11 word=single-minded

YourDictionary Audio:

single-minded

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "single-minded" by speech synthesizer

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