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quixotism, n.; quixotically, adv.
derived from Miguel de Cervantes' novel 'Don Quixote', the tale of a delusional knight-errant and his exploits
Usage: His attempt to joust with the windmill was rather quixotic.
Usage: Her quixotic nature often kept Jane from acknowledging her problems.
Usage: Democrats are extremely quixotic in their ideas.
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