Kafkaesque

Adjective

  1. relating to or in the manner of Franz Kafka or his writings
    • Pertains to
      • Kafka
      • Franz Kafka
  2. characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger; “the kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations”
    • Similar to
      • unrealistic

Context for New Word

Screenshot of context where found Kafkaesque

While reading Montuori (2017) I came across Kafkaesque as a new word.

I guess I have heard of Kafka, but never read anything by him.

The following are the words that are in the New Word Project:


generative morose impetus malady equipoise sero- serodiscordant avant-garde ebullient bon vivant epicurean gregarious inclement soporific perseverate pedagogy commensurate elucidation ichthyosis salient germane oligopoly rogue acquiescence pedantic gentrification parallax syntony clandestine plenary befuddle beleaguer deus ex machina zygote concomitant heterogeneous parochial obfuscate compendium compensatory time exegesis lubricious proxemics gerontological precipitous progenitor apraxia proprioception vestibular bombastic prodigious capricious pernicious elephantine genuflect scrivener chagrin haberdasher fennel cacophony kotow laudable prolific anapaest anathema equivoque amalgam filial mongoloid spastic blustery pastiche agglutination denizen elucidate hagiography amorphous locum tenens sublimation panacea anneal flummox sacrosanct tacit paradigmatic gossamer inflammable sequela mezzanine armature stanchion inculcate Individuate argumentation idiosyncratic lacuna liaise positivism stymie teleology protean axiology epistemology ontology hackneyed hermeneutics in vitro in vivo conviviality paroxysm sordid nihilism dramaturgy spindrift ab initio idiographic Interlocutor vermiform chauvinism gestalt iconoclastic incredulity bivouac polemic myopic chattel anthropocentric deleterious envisage inviolable jeremiad nascent despotic tellurian centrifugal versus centripetal promulgate interregnum theodicy peccadillo pusillanimity hegemony polyglot Kafkaesque rhizome exogenous

The definition for this word taken from the Terminology app, which is based on the Princeton University’s WordNet lexical database. If you are interested in how I created this resource and how I add new words to it, you can see my blog post Title of Blog Post.

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Reference Author: Montuori (2017)

Reference Citation:

Montuori, A. (2017). The evolution of creativity and the creativity evolution. Spanda Journal, VII, 147-156.