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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.
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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