| source : web1913 | Quixotic \Quix*ot"ic\, a. Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance; absurdly chivalric; apt to be deluded. ``Feats of quixotic gallantry.'' --Prescott. | source : wn | quixotic adj : not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic; "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"; "a romantic disregard for money"; "a wild-eyed dream of a world state" [syn: {romantic}, {wild-eyed}] | source : devils | QUIXOTIC, adj. Absurdly chivalric, like Don Quixote. An insight into the beauty and excellence of this incomparable adjective is unhappily denied to him who has the misfortune to know that the gentleman's name is pronounced Ke-ho-tay. When ignorance from out of our lives can banish Philology, 'tis folly to know Spanish. Juan Smith