Definitions for kafkaesqueˌkɑf kəˈɛsk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Kaf•ka•esqueˌkɑf kəˈɛsk(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the writings of Franz Kafka.

    Category: Literature

  2. marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity:

    Kafkaesque bureaucracies.

Origin of Kafkaesque:

1945–50

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"

Wiktionary

  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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