Word of the day: quixotic
Definition: adj. extravagantly and romantically chivalrous; regardless of material interests in comparison with honour or devotion.
Synonyms: romantic, wild-eyed
Etymology: Don Quixote, hero of Cervantes’ romance f. Sp. quixote thigh armour (more…)
from Oxford: quixotic
1 extravagantly and romantically chivalrous; regardless of material interests in comparison with honour or devotion.
2 visionary; pursuing lofty but unattainable ideals.
Derivatives: quixotically adv. quixotism n. quixotry n.
Etymology: Don Quixote, hero of Cervantes’ romance f. Sp. quixote thigh armour
from Wordnet: quixotic
adj : 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” [syn: romantic, wild-eyed]
from Wikipedia: quixotic; Quixotic may refer to: Quixotism, deriving from the novel Don Quixote Quixotic , an album by Martina Topley-Bird Quix*o*tic, a Washington D.C.–based rock band DJ Quixotic, a Los Angeles–based record producer
Quote of the day: All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. by William Faulkner
Birthday of the day: John Manuel, Prince of Portugal; John Manuel, Prince of Portugal (Portuguese: João Manuel, Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈɐ̃w̃ mɐnuˈɛɫ]) (3 June 1537 – 2 January 1554) was a Portuguese infante (prince), the eighth son of King John III of Portugal by his wife Catherine of Habsburg (House of Habsburg), daughter of Philip I of Castile and Joanna of Castile. As the heir to the throne he was styled Prince of Portugal.
Joke of the day: A young and foolish pilot wanted to sound cool on the aviation frequencies. So, this was his first time approaching a field during the nighttime. Instead of making any official requests to the tower, he said: ‘Guess who?’ The controller switched the field lights off and replied: ‘Guess where?’
Thought of the day: Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Fact of the day: 350 – The Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators.
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