quixotism

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɪksəˌtɪzm/

Noun[edit]

quixotism (countable and uncountable, plural quixotisms)

  1. 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. Quixotry.

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