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quix·ot·ic(kwĭk-sŏt′ĭk) also quix·ot·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
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′o·tism (kwĭk′sə-tĭz′əm) n.
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|Adv.||1.||quixotically - in a quixotic manner; "sent to jail for two years, he has quixotically refused to clear himself by betraying his colleagues"|
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quixotically[kwɪkˈsɒtɪk/əlɪ] adv (frm) → alla don Chisciotte
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