[ kwik-suh-tiz-uhm ]

  1. (sometimes initial capital letter) quixotic character or practice.

  2. a quixotic idea or act.

Origin of quixotism

1660–70; (Don) Quixote + -ism

Words Nearby quixotism

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How to use quixotism in a sentence

  • Happy will it be for us, if a moral Don quixotism does not intrude itself into our efforts for true reform.

    The Way to Abolish Slavery | Charles Stearns
  • But there was no piece of quixotism they did not think Michael capable of.

    The Black Opal | Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • He opened his lips once more to launch nervous English against this quixotism, but Strong interposed.

    A Good Samaritan | Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
  • I could have wrung my hands over Max's obstinacy and quixotism: he carried his generosity to a fault.

    Uncle Max | Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • I could see he was cut to the heart, that he loves our brave Jenny deeply, truly, and there isn't any quixotism about it.