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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.quixotically - in a quixotic manner; "sent to jail for two years, he has quixotically refused to clear himself by betraying his colleagues"
Translations

quixotically

[kwɪkˈsɒtɪkəlɪ] ADVde manera quijotesca; [behave] → como un quijote

quixotically

adv behaveedelmütig, ritterlich

quixotically

[kwɪkˈsɒtɪklɪ] adv (frm) → alla don Chisciotte
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And while most folks in such a predicament would got into semi hiding at least, Lalit Modi is thundering about quixotically creating new battlefields.
Unlike Kugelhopf in Manifesto, Lazutkin is determined to cling to his beliefs, however quixotically, and charms everyone he meets.
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Has the Supreme Court really gone so far as to say that, in any area at all, the "no law" language of the First Amendment quixotically means no law?
The state-owned media sought to paint a rosy picture of the future in Egypt-Iran relations, implicitly portraying the reconciliation as a defeat for Israel and as a victory for what Tehran continues to quixotically dub the "Islamic Awakening.
They are replete, what is more, with reader-surrogates, each searching quixotically for meaning, even as it recedes from these tragi-comical figures cast adrift in stories, genres, ideologies they never made.
It is to be noted that Schuyler essentially construed the debate between himself and McKay as one of "integration versus segregation," where segregation was quixotically defined--as assimilationists were wont to do--as a separation of races brought about by either voluntary or forcible means.
Harvey Strosberg, counsel to the Hollinger independent directors, "careened quixotically about, blustering and bullying and then, as is his custom, falling silent when his plan collapsed around his ears and moving on to some new scheme like a pollinating bee.
They crusade rather quixotically against use of generalized language in historical writing-especially terms suffixed with -ism, such as "Calvinism" and "Scholasticism"--as if their own essays could have been written, or even titled, without them.
However, the DO-JOC goes on quixotically to discuss how such elusive metrics should be constructed.