Saturday, July 15, 2006

Words are Interesting

Quixotic: 1) of or like Don Quixote; 2) extravagently chivalrous or romantically idealistic; visionary; impractical or impracticable.
(found in A Man Who Was Thursday)

Megalomania: 1) a mental disorder characterized by delusions of grandeur, wealth, power, etc. 2) a passion for or for doing big things; 3) a tendency to exaggerate
(found in Mere Christianity)

1 comment:

Yasser said...

now a bigger question is if Don Quixote can be appropriately characterized as a megalomaniac....