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Word of the Day 8/10/14 Quixotic

Quixotic (adjective)
quix·ot·ic [kwik-sot-ik]


adjective
1. (sometimes initial capital letter) resembling or befitting Don Quixote.
2. extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
3. impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.

Also: quix·ot·i·cal.

Synonyms
2. fanciful, fantastic, imaginary.

Antonyms
2. realistic, practical.

Origin: 1805–15; ( Don) Quixote + -ic

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