from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic without regard to practicality.
- adj. Capricious; impulsive: "At worst his scruples must have been quixotic, not malicious” ( Louis Auchincloss).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Possessing or acting with the desire to do noble and romantic deeds, without thought of realism and practicality.
- adj. Impulsive.
- adj. Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance; absurdly chivalric; apt to be deluded.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance; prone to pursue unrealizable goals; absurdly chivalric; apt to be deluded. See also quixotism.
- adj. Like the deeds of Don Quixote; ridiculously impractical; unachievable; extravagantly romantic; doomed to failure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resembling Don Quixote, the hero of Cervantes's celebrated romance of that name; hence, extravagantly or absurdly romantic; striving for an unattainable or impracticable ideal; characterized by futile self-devotion; visionary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic
From English Quixote, a visionary, after Don Quixote, hero of a romance by Miguel de Cervantes.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
The surname of Don Quixote, the titular character in the novel by Miguel Cervantes, + -ic (Wiktionary)