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adjective mainly literary     quixotic pronunciation in American English
  1. ideas or plans that are quixotic are not practical and usually do not succeed

    a quixotic plan to end the violence

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From the name of the main character in the 17th-century Spanish novel Don Quixote by Cervantes. Don Quixote has a romantic view of life and is full of ideas that are not practical.


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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