Tuesday, August 14, 2007

 

Dictionary Corner #4

Quixote – adjective,

Unselfish and idealistic to an impractical extent: the quixotic desire to do good

- DERIVATIVES quixotically adverb, quixotism noun

- ORIGIN from Don Quixote, hero of a book by the Spanish writer Cervantes

Comments:
Hmmm, kind of like your philanthropic drive to improve our lexicon with your "Dictionary Corner" series?
 
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