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adjective mainly literary quixotic pronunciation in British English /kwɪkˈsɒtɪk/
 
  1. ideas or plans that are quixotic are not practical and usually do not succeed
    a quixotic scheme 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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