Kafkaesque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Kafka +‎ -esque, after writer Franz Kafka.

Adjective[edit]

Kafkaesque (comparative more Kafkaesque, superlative most Kafkaesque)

  1. Marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity.
    Kafkaesque bureaucracies
  2. Marked by surreal distortion and often a sense of impending danger.
  3. In the manner of something written by Franz Kafka.

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