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Kafkaesque

[kahf-kuh-esk] /ˌkɑf kəˈɛsk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling the literary work of Franz Kafka:
the Kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations.
2.
marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity:
Kafkaesque bureaucracies.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50 Kafka + -esque
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Kafkaesque
1947, resembling situations from the writings of Franz Kafka (1883-1924), German-speaking Jewish novelist born in Prague, Austria-Hungary.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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