Apr 1, 2016 10:01 IST

Meaning: Not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

Pronunciation: kwik-sot-ik

Synonyms: dreamy, foolish, impractical, impulsive, unrealistic

Antonyms: hardheaded, hard-nosed, tough-minded, unsentimental; practical, pragmatic

Usage/Example: 1. Our quixotic prime minister may need labour to save him in Europe. (Source: The Guardian-20-Feb-2016)

2. Following your politics across the country might sound quixotic, but research suggests that many Republicans and Democrats have done more or less the same thing, however unwittingly. (Source: Wall Street Journal-18-Mar-2016)