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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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The characters always get lost, search but never find, are trapped in a Daedalean labyrinth, run in circles, feel quixotically bewitched by magic, fall prey to sudden changes of mood, live in a world governed by Fortune, see "death" lurking everywhere, tread on broken glass, cry for help with nobody around to hear them, and experience laughter for no obvious reason--all heightened by the fragmentary state of the text.
It seems almost quixotically generous for any political party to shell out money now, which no voter will actually feel the benefit of until many years later, when a different party may be in power.
In Italy these opposing philosophies are also very much present, but are melded into one, quixotically Italian conception of coffee.
3) "Side by side in a circle, seated on mats," the authors point out quixotically, "participants from all horizons met .
The final chapter looks at 'culture and difference at the end of the reign' and, somewhat quixotically, sees the foundation of our current alleged 'multiracial' Britain in the final years of Elizabeth's reign.
It eases us away from a futile search for so-called options--such as churlishly refusing to define the public good in terms of market values, or quixotically making the case that higher education has its own values--and guides us gently onto the path of progress.
The story of the poetry he composed during the last few months of his life, a harrowing tale that Ozsvath has made into a brilliant dramatic narrative, shows art quixotically poised against the machinery of destruction -- death marches, torture, shootings.
Most books are horizontal,' says the author, quixotically.
Gore quixotically called the debates ``a bipartisan, nonpartisan tradition.
In his article on PubMed Central, the NIH's new electronic archive of biomedical research, Harvey Blume paints critics like me as quixotically trying to hold back the Internet (he refers to the controversy as "a tale of new technology versus old, of innovation and inertia").
Strap is not lured or tricked into marriage by the fallen woman's seducer, or indeed by anybody: he enters it with a full knowledge of his wife's past, which he has quixotically resolved to overlook.
Sanctuary represents a view of motherhood which suggests that the child may be badly predisposed by its father's genetic taint, but that the careful moral education of that child by its mother may prevent the taint from taking hold and threatening yet a third generation; Kate places herself, perhaps quixotically, in the center of the Nature/Nurture fray.