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Definition of Quixotic

  QUIXOTIC   adjective
Absurdly chivalric, like Don Quixote.  An insight into the beauty and excellence of this incomparable adjective is unhappily denied to him who has the misfortune to know that the gentleman's name is pronounced Ke-ho-tay.
  When ignorance from out of our lives can banish
  Philology, 'tis folly to know Spanish.

Juan Smith

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
kw?k?s?t?k adj. 1 extravagantly and romantically chivalrous; regardless of material interests in comparison with honour or devotion. 2 visionary; pursuing lofty but unattainable ideals. °°quixotically adv. quixotism n. quixotry n. [Don Quixote, hero of Cervantes' romance f. Sp. quixote thigh armour]

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