Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[kahf-kuh-esk] /ˌkɑf kəˈɛsk/

of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling the literary work of Franz Kafka:
the Kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations.
marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity:
Kafkaesque bureaucracies.

1947, resembling situations from the writings of Franz Kafka (1883-1924), German-speaking Jewish novelist born in Prague, Austria-Hungary. The surname is Czech German, literally “jackdaw,” imitative.


Read Also:

  • Kafre

    [kaf-rey, kahf-] /ˈkæf reɪ, ˈkɑf-/ noun 1. . [kaf-rey, kahf-] /ˈkæf reɪ, ˈkɑf-/ noun 1. (Chephren) flourished late 26th century b.c, Egyptian king of the fourth dynasty (son of Cheops): builder of second pyramid at El Giza. /ˈkæfreɪ; ˈkɑːfreɪ/ noun 1. Greek name Chephren. king of Egypt (c. 2550 bc) of the 4th dynasty. He […]

  • Kaftan

    [kaf-tan, -tuh n, kaf-tan] /ˈkæf tæn, -tən, kæfˈtæn/ noun 1. . /ˈkæftæn; -ˌtɑːn/ noun 1. a long coatlike garment, usually worn with a belt and made of rich fabric, worn in the East 2. an imitation of this, worn, esp by women, in the West, consisting of a loose dress with long wide sleeves

  • Kafue

    [kuh-foo-ey, kah-] /kəˈfu eɪ, kɑ-/ noun 1. a river in S central Africa, flowing SE along the Zaire-Zambia border and then SW and E through Zambia to the Zambezi River above Kariba Lake. About 600 miles (965 km) long.

  • Kafuffle

    noun disorder, commotion; also written curfuffle , kerfuffle , gefuffle See kerfuffle Word Origin Gaelic cur ‘twist, bend’ + fuffle n. variant of kerfuffle.

Disclaimer: Kafkaesque definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.