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Quixotic

Updated: Nov 26

Pronunciation: [ kwik-sot-ik ]


Definition: adjective

1: extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable

2: impulsive and often rashly unpredictable

Origin: 1805; English


Etymology: from Don Quixote + -ic

Usage:

Synonyms:

  • fanciful

  • fantastic

  • idealistic

  • romantic

  • extravagant

  • starry-eyed

Antonyms:

  • unromantic

Example: His approach to dating her was quixotic in every way.

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