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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: quixotic(0.00917 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to quixotic.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
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]
English → English (gcide)
Quixotic \Quix*ot"ic\ (kw[i^]ks*[o^]t"[i^]k), a.
1. Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance; prone to
pursue unrealizable goals; absurdly chivalric; apt to be
deluded. See also quixotism. “Feats of quixotic
2. Like the deeds of Don Quixote; ridiculously impractical;
unachievable; extravagantly romantic; doomed to failure;
as, a quixotic quest.
The word “quixotic” . . . has entered the common
language, with the meaning “hopelessly naive and
to fail.” That this epithet can be used now in an
exclusively pejorative sense not only shows that we
have ceased to read Cervantes and to understand his
character, but more fundamentally it reveals that
our culture has drifted away from its spiritual
roots. --Simon Leys
(N. Y. Review
of Books, June
11, 1998, p.