Definition of quixotic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kwɪkˈsɒtɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪkˈsɑːtɪk//
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having or involving ideas or plans that show imagination but are usually not practical From the character Don Quixote in the novel by Miguel de Cervantes, whose adventures are a result of him trying to achieve or obtain things that are impossible.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quixotic