Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Ridiculously chivalrous or romantic.

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Usage examples "quixotic":

  1. A fashion has arisen of late of writing about soldiers of fortune as if they were noble, Quixotic persons. - "The Border Boys Across the Frontier", Fremont B. Deering.
  2. One feels that they long to pose as martyrs, and that our quixotic chivalry cuts them to the quick. - "Sketches of the East Africa Campaign", Robert Valentine Dolbey.
  3. Steinmetz held that this man was quixotic, and what Steinmetz said was usually worth some small attention. - "The Sowers", Henry Seton Merriman.