V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. extremely chivalrous; 2. motivated by idealism that is imaginative but not really practical; 3. having an idealistic or romanticized view of life

Synonyms: idealistic, chivalrous, spirited, unrealistic, impractical, wacky, romantic

Antonyms: sensible, practical, believable

Tips: Quixotic came from the character of Don Quixote, who was romantic and impractical. Use quixotic to describe ideals or plans that are lofty, unrealistic, far fetched, and often done to impress someone romantically.

Usage Examples:

It was a quixotic idea, but not completely far-fetched. (impractical, wacky)

He was a quixotic man who always opened the door for women. (chivalrous, romantic)

He had a grand and quixotic plan for their first date, but it was impractical, so he had to settle for a simple dinner date. (romantic, unrealistic)

The young man's quixotic plan of the perfect way to propose to his girlfriend proved to be too difficult to execute. (idealistic, impractical, romantic)

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