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.
But along comes Hank Greenberg, AIG's colorful former chief, pushing them to join his quixotic lawsuit.
And Obama knows a quixotic fight for new regulations not only would fail, it would lose him the election.
As to Don Anastasio, the quixotic redemption in specie was beyond him entirely.
Wild, quixotic notions of sacrifice flooded his mood of dejection.
However, as it turned out, this quixotic act of consideration was allowed to remain a dark secret between these two.
You must be very tired, having roamed about in this quixotic fashion!
There is undoubtedly a philosophical Quixotism, but there is also a quixotic philosophy.
"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.