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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
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  • The bare mention of such quixotism evokes an incredulous, pitying smile.

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