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]
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: Pedro González de Mendoza; Pedro González de Mendoza (May 3, 1428 – January 11, 1495) was a Spanish cardinal and statesman.
from Oxford: statesman
n. (pl. -men; fem. stateswoman, pl. -women)
1 a person skilled in affairs of State, esp. one taking an active part in politics.
2 a distinguished and capable politician.
Derivatives: statesmanlike adj. statesmanly adj. statesmanship n.
Etymology: = state’ s man after F homme d’état
from Wordnet: statesman
n : a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs [syn: solon, national leader]
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?’
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