Don-quixote meaning

kē-hōtē, kwĭksət
An impractical idealist bent on righting incorrigible wrongs.
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The hero of this novel, who tries in a chivalrous but unrealistic way to rescue the oppressed and fight evil.
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A satirical novel by Cervantes, published in two parts (1605, 1615)
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The protagonist of the novel.
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Any person or character who displays quixotism.
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A Spanish novel whose full title is El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha).
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Origin of don-quixote

  • After Don Quixote , hero of a satirical chivalric romance by Miguel de Cervantes

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Spanish Don Quixote.

    From Wiktionary