Definition of quixotic in English:

quixotic

Line breaks: quix|ot¦ic
Pronunciation: /kwɪkˈsɒtɪk
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

quixotically

adverb
More example sentences
  • That sounds quixotically noble, this stand for the ‘inviolability of marriage.’
  • He also seems to write with little concern for cadence, leaving himself stumbling over excess syllables and quixotically stuffing verbal square pegs into musical round holes when it comes time to sing.
  • The pioneers of wind energy are an iconoclastic lot, tilting, if you will, at the windmills of conventional energy wisdom and quixotically persisting in the face of difference and opposition.

quixotism

Pronunciation: /ˈkwɪksətɪz(ə)m/
noun

quixotry

Pronunciation: /ˈkwɪksətri/
noun
More example sentences
  • This was an opportune moment to address the issue of the oppression of animals, until then catalogued in the annals of quixotry, as a serious moral problem.

Origin

late 18th century: from Don Quixote + -ic.

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