- quiver leg,
- quiz kid,
- quiz program,
Origin of quixotic
Examples from the Web for quixotic
Resolve that this can and should be the year that zero preschoolers go hungry based on your quixotic grandstanding.
Of course, his quixotic crusade to defund Obamacare will surely fail, but it made for some good TV.Highlight Reel: 11 Craziest Moments From Ted Cruz’s Quasi-Filibuster|Ben Jacobs, The Daily Beast Video|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In November 2007, though, Dutschke seemed to realize his campaign was quixotic.
Even after Newtown, swarms of commentators warned that Obama would be a fool to take on such a quixotic cause.Gun Control Fight Finally Lays to Rest the Obama-as-Timid Meme|Peter Beinart|April 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But along comes Hank Greenberg, AIG's colorful former chief, pushing them to join his quixotic lawsuit.AIG May Sue the Government For An Insufficiently Generous Bailout|Megan McArdle|January 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The journey back, vague and Quixotic as were his intentions, was performed with a far lighter heart than his setting forth.A Group of Noble Dames|Thomas Hardy
It was mad and quixotic and absurd, but it had a certain light of nobility.None Other Gods|Robert Hugh Benson
Since high motives were ineffectual, Quixotic, ought he to discard them and come down to the ordinary level?Gulmore, The Boss|Frank Harris
He had a Quixotic sub-consciousness that he was saving her from his kind by making her promise formally.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill
I told her that you were Quixotic in some things, and you might agree.His Unknown Wife|Louis Tracy
Word Origin for quixotic
"extravagantly chivalrous," 1791, from Don Quixote, romantic, impractical hero of Cervantes' satirical novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha" (1605; English translation by 1620). His name literally means "thigh," also "a cuisse" (a piece of armor for the thigh), in Modern Spanish quijote, from Latin coxa "hip." Related: Quixotical; quixotically.