quixotry

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From Quixote +‎ -ry.

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quixotry (countable and uncountable, plural quixotries)

  1. A wild, visionary idea, an eccentric notion or act; a quixotism.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 158:
      She knew that her brother was capable of any quixotry, any excess.
    • 1930, W. Somerset Maugham, Cakes and Ale, Penguin Books 1993, p. 20:
      His quixotry might exasperate, but could not affront, them.

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