Definitions for: Quixotism


[n] quixotic (romantic and impractical) behavior



Webster (1913) Definition: Quix"ot*ism, n.
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.

Synonyms: knight errantry

See Also: idealism


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