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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Don Quixote, main character of the book Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605) by Spanish writer Cervantes

quixotic

adjective
     
quix‧ot‧ic
quixotic ideas or plans are not practical and are based on unreasonable hopes of improving the world:
This is a vast, exciting, and perhaps quixotic project.

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