adjective see quixotic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • quixotical — index quixotic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • quixotical — quix·ot·i·cal …   English syllables

  • quixotical — adjective see quixotic …   Useful english dictionary

  • quixotic — adjective Etymology: Don Quixote Date: 1718 1. foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; especially marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action 2. capricious, unpredictable Synonyms: see imaginary •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quixotic — quixotically, adv. /kwik sot ik/, adj. 1. (sometimes cap.) resembling or befitting Don Quixote. 2. extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable. 3. impulsive and often rashly unpredictable. Also, quixotical.… …   Universalium

  • quixotic — adjective chimerical, dreamy, fanciful, idealistic, illusory, impracticable, impractical, mad, notional, quixotical, romantic, unrealistic, Utopian, visionary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • quixotic — [kwik sät′ik] adj. 1. [often Q ] of or like Don Quixote 2. extravagantly chivalrous or foolishly idealistic; visionary; impractical or impracticable: also quixotical quixotically adv …   English World dictionary

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