Saturday, 26 October 2013

Entry: quixotic (adj.)

In context: "...they bow to your quixotic will..."

Definition: Of an action, attribute, idea, etc.: characteristic of or appropriate to Don Quixote; demonstrating or motivated by exaggerated notions of chivalry and romanticism; naively idealistic; unrealistic, impracticable; (also) unpredictable, capricious, whimsical.

Other: I'm surprised this one hasn't come up yet.  I think it's pseudo-snooty, but not actually SNOOT-worthy.

SNOOT score:  1
 
Page: 690

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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