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Wordnet 3.0


1. relating to or in the manner of Franz Kafka or his writings;

2. characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger;
- Example: "the kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kafkaesque \Kafkaesque\ prop. a. [fr. Franz Kafka, novelist; especially from his novels such as "The Trial".] Frightening, threating, and bewildering in a vague and unexplicable way; -- of situations or regulations. Often used to describe illogical bureaucratic entanglements with no reasonable solution. [WordNet 1.5]