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Quixotism meaning

quixotism - 1 dictionary results

  1. 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.

quixotism - examples of usage

  1. There is in this no Quixotism. - "Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles", Alfred T. Mahan.
  2. It was something wild and febrile that drove him now, and he could not have wondered at his own incredible quixotism- he was a million years removed from that! - "The Beginning", Henry Hasse.
  3. The materialism of this age must pass away, as has passed the quixotism of the crusades. - "The Growth of Thought As Affecting the Progress of Society", William Withington.
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