来自17 世纪西班牙小说家塞万提斯的骑士讽刺小说《Don Quixote de la Mancha》主角Don Quixote.后成为不切实际想法的代名词。
- quixotic:  Quixotic commemorates Don Quixote, the hero of Cervantes’s novel of the same name (published in two parts in 1605 and 1615). He was a slightly dotty Spanish gentleman whose head became turned by tales of chivalric derring-do, which he sought to emulate in real life. His most famous exploit was to charge with his lance at windmills, under the mistaken impression that they were giants.
- quixotic (adj.)
- "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.
- 1. He has always lived his life by a hopelessly quixotic code of honour.
- 2. These may seem quixotic or paradoxical choices, but bear with me.
- 这些似乎是不切实际或自相矛盾的选择, 但请先容我讲完.
- 3. Not long ago , selling American cars in Japan was downright quixotic.
- 前不久, 要在日本出售美国汽车还是一件绝对办不到的事情.
- 4. At worst his scruples must have been quixotic, not malicious ( Louis Auchincloss )
- 从最坏的角度来说,他的疑虑肯定是出于一时冲动, 而不含恶意 ( 路易斯奥金克洛斯 )
- 5. Give me a Don Quixotic Spear so that I fight with the wind wheel.
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