From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kafkaesque \Kafkaesque\ prop. a. [fr. Franz Kafka, novelist;
   especially from his novels such as "The Trial".]
   Frightening, threating, and bewildering in a vague and
   unexplicable way; -- of situations or regulations. Often used
   to describe illogical bureaucratic entanglements with no
   reasonable solution.
   [WordNet 1.5]
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