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1. Of or relating to Franz Kafka or his writings.
2. 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).
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(ˌkɑf kəˈɛsk)

1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the writings of Franz Kafka.
2. marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity: Kafkaesque bureaucracies.
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Adj.1.Kafkaesque - relating to or in the manner of Franz Kafka or his writings
2.kafkaesque - characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger; "the kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations"
unrealistic - not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels"
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