from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Franz Kafka or his writings.
- adj. Marked by surreal distortion and often a sense of impending danger: "Kafkaesque fantasies of the impassive interrogation, the false trial, the confiscated passport . . . haunt his innocence” ( New Yorker).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity.
- adj. Marked by surreal distortion and often a sense of impending danger.
- adj. In the manner of something written by Franz Kafka.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or in the manner of Franz Kafka or his writings
- adj. characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger
From Kafka + -esque, after writer Franz Kafka. (Wiktionary)