The quest for 100 percent risk-free drilling is as quixotic as it is self-defeating.
In November 2007, though, Dutschke seemed to realize his campaign was quixotic.
Even after Newtown, swarms of commentators warned that Obama would be a fool to take on such a quixotic cause.
"extravagantly chivalrous," 1791, from Don Quixote, romantic, impractical hero of Cervantes' satirical novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha" (1605; English translation by 1620). His name literally means "thigh," also "a cuisse" (a piece of armor for the thigh), in Modern Spanish quijote, from Latin coxa "hip." Related: Quixotical; quixotically.