Definitions for quixotism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knight errantry, quixotism(noun)

    quixotic (romantic and impractical) behavior

Wiktionary

  1. quixotism(Noun)

    That form of delusion which leads to extravagant and absurd undertakings or sacrifices in obedience to a morbidly romantic ideal of duty or honor, as illustrated by the exploits of Don Quixote in knight-errantry.

  2. quixotism(Noun)

    Quixotry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quixotism(noun)

    that form of delusion which leads to extravagant and absurd undertakings or sacrifices in obedience to a morbidly romantic ideal of duty or honor, as illustrated by the exploits of Don Quixote in knight-errantry

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  1. Quixotism

    Quixotism is impracticality in pursuit of ideals, especially those ideals manifested by rash, lofty and romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action. It also serves to describe an idealism without regard to practicality. An impulsive person or act might be regarded as quixotic. Quixotism is usually related to "over-idealism", meaning an idealism that doesn't take consequence or absurdity into account. It is also related to naïve romanticism and to utopianism.

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