Quixotism

Definition of Quixotism

Quix´ot`ism   Pronunciation: kwĭks´ǒt`ĭz'm
n.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. See quixotic.

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idealism, knight errantry
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