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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Franz Kafka or his writings.
  • adjective Marked by surreal distortion and often a sense of impending danger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity.
  • adjective Marked by surreal distortion and often a sense of impending danger.
  • adjective In the manner of something written by Franz Kafka.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

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From Kafka +‎ -esque, after writer Franz Kafka.

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