-esque - definition of -esque by The Free Dictionary
In the manner of; resembling: Lincolnesque.
[French, from Italian -esco, from Vulgar Latin *-iscus, of Germanic origin.]
suffix forming adjectives
indicating a specified character, manner, style, or resemblance: picturesque; Romanesque; statuesque; Chaplinesque.
[via French from Italian -esco, of Germanic origin; compare -ish]
a suffix that forms adjectives having the meanings “resembling,” “in the style or manner of,” “suggesting the work of” the person or thing denoted by the base word: Kafkaesque; Lincolnesque; picturesque.
[< French < Italian -esco
« Germanic; see -ish1
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The pain of having that tape ripped off must have -esque
so he to suffer everyone ling at ection grows The pain of having that tape ripped off must have been bikini-wax-esque so he shouldn't have to suffer the indignity of everyone unfairly giggling at his bald mid-section until the fur grows back too.
He's now the master and connoisseur of a strange and special domain and has produced from it consistently thought-provoking Concrete(-esque
) poetry, performances, readings, videos, and installations.