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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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