From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Don Quix·ote /ˌdɒn ˈkwɪksət, -kɪˈhəʊti $ ˌdɑːn-, -ˈhoʊti/ noun someone who is determined to change what is wrong, but who does it in a way that is silly or not practical.From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
What is the meaning of Quixote?
(ˈdɒn kiːˈhəʊtiː , ˈkwɪksət , Spanish don kiˈxote) noun. an impractical idealist.
What is a quixotic person?
1 : foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals especially : marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action. 2 : capricious, unpredictable.
What is a quixotic character?
quixotic) is impracticality in pursuit of ideals, especially those ideals manifested by rash, lofty and romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action. It also serves to describe an idealism without regard to practicality. An impulsive person or act might be regarded as quixotic.
Is quixotic good or bad?
Would you say quixotic has more of a positive connotation or more of a negative connotation? Given that dictionary entry, it seems like quixotic can be interpreted in either of two ways: positively (ambitiously idealistic) negatively (unrealistic and not grounded in reality).
What language is Don Quixote written in?
Spanish Old SpanishEarly Modern Spanish Don Quixote/Original languages
Where does quixotic come from?
What a wonderful word quixotic is! While it is most often used to mean equally impractical and idealistic, it also has the sense of romantic nobility. Its source is from the great Spanish novel Don Quixote, whose title character is given to unrealistic schemes and great chivalry.