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Idealistic vs. Quixotic

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  • Idealistic (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an idealist or to idealism.

  • Quixotic (adjective)

    Possessing or acting with the desire to do noble and romantic deeds, without thought of realism and practicality; exceedingly idealistic.

  • Quixotic (adjective)

    Impulsive.

  • Quixotic (adjective)

    Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance; absurdly chivalric; apt to be deluded.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Idealistic (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to idealists or their theories.

  • Quixotic (adjective)

    Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance; prone to pursue unrealizable goals; absurdly chivalric; apt to be deluded. See also quixotism.

  • Quixotic (adjective)

    Like the deeds of Don Quixote; ridiculously impractical; unachievable; extravagantly romantic; doomed to failure; as, a quixotic quest.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Idealistic (adjective)

    of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas

  • Idealistic (adjective)

    of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style;

    "an exalted ideal"

    "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"

    "a noble and lofty concept"

  • Quixotic (adjective)

    not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic;

    "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"

    "a romantic disregard for money"

    "a wild-eyed dream of a world state"

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