Thursday, September 20, 2001
quixotic adjective [kwik-SOT-ik] extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
Definitions for quixotic
- extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) resembling or befitting Don Quixote.
- impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.
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Citations for quixotic
In the next two days, Pitt and Giordino were hard-pressed to keep up their quixotic manner.
She took the arbitrary and often quixotic rules of the social structure entirely for granted…
Origin of quixotic
Quixotic is an eponym based on the character Don Quixote from Miguel de Cervantes's book of the same name in which a delusional would-be knight-errant roams the countryside in search of adventure.