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 ?
Vida de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra y Analisis del Quijote El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha.
The novel was published in two parts: the first part, in full El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha ("The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha"), was published in 1605; the second part, Segunda parte del ingenioso cavallero Don Quixote de la Mancha, in 1615.
First published: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha, Part 1, 1605; part 2, 1615 (English translation, 1612-1620)