Quixotic

  • 1Quixotic — студийный альбом Мартины Топли …

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  • 2Quixotic — can refer to:* Quixotic, an adjective deriving from the novel Don Quixote * Quixotic , an album by Martina Topley Bird * DJ Quixotic, a Los Angeles based record producer * Quixotic, a San Francisco based dance production by Moving Arts Dance… …

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  • 3Quixotic — Quix*ot ic (kw[i^]ks*[o^]t [i^]k), a. 1. Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance; prone to pursue unrealizable goals; absurdly chivalric; apt to be deluded. See also {quixotism}. Feats of quixotic gallantry. Prescott. [1913 Webster] 2. Like… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4quixotic — adjective chimerical, dreamy, fanciful, idealistic, illusory, impracticable, impractical, mad, notional, quixotical, romantic, unrealistic, Utopian, visionary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5quixotic — (adj.) extravagantly chivalrous, 1791, from Don Quixote, romantic, impractical hero of Cervantes satirical novel Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605). His name lit. means thigh, also a cuisse (a piece of armor for the thigh), in Mod.Sp. quijote, from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6quixotic — chimerical, fantastic, visionary, fanciful, *imaginary Analogous words: *sentimental, romantic: Utopian, *ambitious: ideal, transcendental, *abstract …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7quixotic — [adj] idealistic chimerical, chivalrous, dreaming, dreamy, foolish, impetuous, impractical, impulsive, romantic, starry eyed, unrealistic, utopian, visionary; concepts 529,560,582 …

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  • 8quixotic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ impractically idealistic or fanciful. DERIVATIVES quixotically adverb quixotism noun. ORIGIN from the name of Don Quixote, hero of Cervantes romance (1605 15) …

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  • 9quixotic — [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

  • 10quixotic — quix|ot|ic [kwıkˈsɔtık US ˈsa: ] adj [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Don Quixote, main character of the book Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605) by Spanish writer Cervantes] quixotic ideas or plans are not practical and are based on unreasonable hopes of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11quixotic — quix|ot|ic [ kwık satık ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY ideas or plans that are quixotic are not practical and usually do not succeed: a quixotic plan to end the violence …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12Quixotic —    , DON QUIXOTE    For the word quixotic, the English language is indebted to Don Quixote, the eponymous hero of the satire written by Miguel de Cervantes and published in Madrid in two parts, in 1605 and 1615. Don Quixote was a visionary who,… …

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  • 13quixotic — [[t]kwɪksɒ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone s ideas or plans as quixotic, you mean that they are imaginative or hopeful but unrealistic. [FORMAL] He has always lived his life by a hopelessly quixotic code of honour …

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  • 14quixotic — UK [kwɪkˈsɒtɪk] / US [kwɪkˈsɑtɪk] adjective mainly literary ideas or plans that are quixotic are not practical and usually do not succeed a quixotic scheme to end the violence • Etymology: From the name of the main character in the 17th century… …

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  • 15quixotic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. visionary, unrealistic, whimsical; foolish, crazy. See rashness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. impractical, idealistic, chivalrous, daring; see impractical , Romantic 1 , visionary 1 . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 16quixotic — [18] Quixotic commemorates Don Quixote, the hero of Cervantes’s novel of the same name (published in two parts in 1605 and 1615). He was a slightly dotty Spanish gentleman whose head became turned by tales of chivalric derring do, which he sought …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17quixotic — adjective having ideas that are not practical and plans based on unreasonable hopes of improving the world: a silly quixotic proposal …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18quixotic — [18] Quixotic commemorates Don Quixote, the hero of Cervantes’s novel of the same name (published in two parts in 1605 and 1615). He was a slightly dotty Spanish gentleman whose head became turned by tales of chivalric derring do, which he sought …

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  • 19quixotic — 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 •… …

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  • 20quixotic — 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.… …

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