quixotic


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  • adj

Synonyms for quixotic

Synonyms for quixotic

Synonyms for quixotic

not sensible about practical matters

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Knipldom is full of dreamers and hoarders, hawkers of quixotic products and services (Dourmat's Mud Applique, the Museum of Immanent Art, the National Birthmark Registry).
Things get steadily more surreal in Nagoya, where Ozaki's corpse disappears and Minami's quixotic search for it reveals a population made up entirely of cretins, weirdos and ghosts.
The intervention in real space also emphasized another of the work's quixotic aspects--namely, the use of subtle pen or pencil marks instead of brushstrokes to make such a large-scale painting.
Their efforts, to borrow a phrase from another literary source, are quixotic.
Sure, you could read this as an arrangement of forms in space, but the iconogruphy seems a deliberate challenge to such quixotic formalism.
CBS' ``Clubhouse'' is completely different: An earnest, sweet drama about a New York baseball team's batboy, it's the sort of series appealing to family audiences that the WB has perfected (the WB has another promising show, too: ``Jack & Bobby,'' a quixotic teen political drama, and yes, you read that correctly, and no, it's not anything like the WB's previous foray into teen politics, the idiotic ``D.
These works are explorations, at once quixotic and mature, reserved and tenderly expressive, of some dream realm that has a lot to do with how we experience our world.
Gluck decided to videotape her personal story along with the quixotic couch quest.
And one has to salute the film's makers for the marvelously quixotic idea behind the movie.
In a nutshell: Straddles that quixotic line between legitimate insight and bad melodrama with a sheen of earth-sciences respectability.
It is now clear that the one artist who most resembles Frank in this quixotic quest is the Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama, whose work has finally been made available to an American audience in a spate of recent exhibitions: "Stray Dog," at the Japan Society; "Hunter," at the Metropolitan Museum; "Selected Works," at Laurence Miller Gallery; and "Provoke," a group show at Roth Horowitz.
In a nutshell: Earnest, solid drama effectively portrays the tragedies and quixotic exigencies of medical practice.
Oscar Wilde was a pervert--a quixotic individual who, like many a great artist, was unafraid to stand in opposition to the society in which he lived--and should you need further proof, witness The Judas Kiss.
Like the manuscript, which contains such exceptional glances at Marcello's emotional life, the quest to join Rene's quixotic court never reached its projected realization.
In Tsongas's case the run was particularly quixotic.