Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Word of the day

quix·ot·ic [kwik-sot-ik]
1. (sometimes initial capital letter) resembling or befitting Don Quixote.
2. extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
3. impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.
Also, quix·ot·i·cal.

[Origin: 1805–15; (Don) Quixote + -ic]

—Related forms
quix·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb

—Synonyms 2. fanciful, fantastic, imaginary.
—Antonyms 2. realistic, practical.

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