follow Dictionary.com

8 Words That Are Older Than You Think

quixotism

[kwik-suh-tiz-uh m] /ˈkwɪk səˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) quixotic character or practice.
2.
a quixotic idea or act.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; (Don) Quixote + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for quixotism
  • The bare mention of such quixotism evokes an incredulous, pitying smile.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for quixotism

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for quixotism

27
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for quixotism