quixotic
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(pronounced kwihk-SAH-tihk)

Depending on how you look at it, having quixotic tendencies can be a positive or a negative. It’s good to be romantic, hopeful, and chivalrous, but not when it’s irrationally impractical, causing others to consider you flighty, unpredictable, and unreliable.

Example: After working with Robert for three years at the AEC firm, Selma realized that what she used to regard as charming behavior in him she now considered frustratingly quixotic.