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KAFKAESQUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Kafkaesque mean? 

KAFKAESQUE (adjective)
  The adjective KAFKAESQUE has 2 senses:

1. relating to or in the manner of Franz Kafka or his writings
2. characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger

  Familiarity information: KAFKAESQUE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KAFKAESQUE (adjective)


Sense 1Kafkaesque [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

Kafka (Czech novelist who wrote in German about a nightmarish world of isolated and troubled individuals (1883-1924))


Sense 2kafkaesque [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger

Context example:

the kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations

Similar:

unrealistic (not realistic)


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