As adjectives the difference between panglossian and quixotic
is that panglossian
is (pejorative) naively or unreasonably optimistic while quixotic
is possessing or acting with the desire to do noble and romantic deeds, without thought of realism and practicality; exceedingly idealistic.
(pejorative) Naively or unreasonably optimistic.
(pejorative) Of or relating to the view that this is the best of all possible worlds.
- Though he took a Panglossian view of the world in his youth, he became jaded as he grew older.
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Possessing or acting with the desire to do noble and romantic deeds, without thought of realism and practicality; exceedingly idealistic.
Like ; romantic to extravagance; absurdly chivalric; apt to be deluded.
Although the term is derived from the name of the character Don Quixote, the letters qu and x are both read as is usual for English spelling ().