Definitions for kafkaesqueˌkɑf kəˈɛsk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kafkaesque(adj)

    relating to or in the manner of Franz Kafka or his writings

  2. kafkaesque(adj)

    characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger

    "the kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations"


  1. Kafkaesque(Adjective)

    Marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity.

    Kafkaesque bureaucracies

  2. Kafkaesque(Adjective)

    Marked by surreal distortion and often a sense of impending danger.

  3. Kafkaesque(Adjective)

    In the manner of something written by Franz Kafka.


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