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quix·ot·ic

 (kwĭk-sŏt′ĭk) also quix·ot·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic without regard to practicality.
2. Capricious; impulsive: "At worst his scruples must have been quixotic, not malicious" (Louis Auchincloss).

[From English Quixote, a visionary, after Don Quixote, , hero of a romance by Miguel de Cervantes.]

quix·ot′i·cal·ly adv.
quix′o·tism (kwĭk′sə-tĭz′əm) n.

quixotic

(kwɪkˈsɒtɪk) or

quixotical

adj
preoccupied with an unrealistically optimistic or chivalrous approach to life; impractically idealistic
[C18: after Don Quixote]
quixˈotically adv
quixotism n

quix•ot•ic

(kwɪkˈsɒt ɪk)

also quix•ot′i•cal,



adj.
1. (sometimes cap.) resembling or befitting Don Quixote.
2. extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary; impractical.
[1805–15]
quix•ot′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.quixotic - not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic; "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"; "a romantic disregard for money"; "a wild-eyed dream of a world state"
impractical - not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution"

quixotic

quixotic

adjective
Not compatible with reality:
Translations
don quichottismedonquichottisme

quixotic

[kwɪkˈsɒtɪk] ADJquijotesco

quixotic

[kwɪkˈsɒtɪk] adjchimérique

quixotic

adj behaviour, gesture etcedelmütig, ritterlich; idealsschwärmerisch, idealistisch; a foolish quixotic acteine Donquichotterie; don’t you find that a little quixotic?finden Sie das nicht etwas versponnen?

quixotic

[kwɪkˈsɒtɪk] adj (frm) → donchisciottesco/a