Don Quixote

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Don Qui·xo·te

 (kē-hō′tē, kwĭk′sət)
n.
An impractical idealist bent on righting incorrigible wrongs.

[After Don Quixote, , hero of a satirical chivalric romance by Miguel de Cervantes.]

Don Quixote

(ˈdɒn kiːˈhəʊtiː; ˈkwɪksət; Spanish don kiˈxote)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an impractical idealist
[after the hero of Cervantes' Don Quixote de la Mancha]

Don Quix•o•te

(ˌdɒn kiˈhoʊ ti, -teɪ, dɒn ˈkwɪk sət)
n.
the hero of a novel by Cervantes who was inspired by lofty but impractical ideals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Don Quixote - the hero of a romance by CervantesDon Quixote - the hero of a romance by Cervantes; chivalrous but impractical
2.Don Quixote - any impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero)
idealist, dreamer - someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations
Translations

Don Quixote

[dɒnˈkwɪksət] NDon Quijote
References in periodicals archive ?
Creacion y comunicacion de mundos en el Quijote", en Lectures d'une oeuvre Don Quichotte de Cervantes, Sanchez, Jean-Pierre (Coor.
Le Don Quichotte de Cervantes relate, en deux tomes--publies en 1605 et 1615--, << les hauts >> faits de deux abrutis : le celebre personnage de Cervantes, << tombe en la plus etrange pensee oo jamais tomba fol au monde >> (Cervantes 1988 : 70) et son acolyte, Sancho Panca, un peu plus raisonnable mais << qui [malheureusement] avait fort peu de plomb dans la tete >> (Cervantes 1988 : 111).
8) Thus, twenty-two engravings, although not all after Coypel, appeared in a large folio album under the title Les aventures de Don Quichotte de Cervantes peintees par C.