What does the word quixotic mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Quixotically.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Ridiculously chivalrous or romantic.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  3. Steinmetz held that this man was quixotic, and what Steinmetz said was usually worth some small attention. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman