Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: quixotic

Definition: idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote


Sentences Containing 'quixotic'

He was one of the few, very few, translators that have shown any apprehension of the unsmiling gravity which is the essence of Quixotic humour; it seemed to him a crime to bring Cervantes forward smirking and grinning at his own good things, and to this may be attributed in a great measure the ascetic abstinence from everything savouring of liveliness which is the characteristic of his translation.
In waging this quixotic campaign, he was a key figure in the "last stand" of classical liberalism as a political movement in the nineteenth century.

More Vocab Words

::: overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
::: hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
::: dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
::: barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
::: suavity - urbanity; polish; ADJ. suave: smooth and courteous
::: compute - reckon; calculate
::: friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
::: nomenclature - terminology(system of specialized words); system of names or naming things
::: replicate - reproduce; duplicate
::: plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay