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Chekhovian

[che-koh-vee-uh n, -kaw-fee-, -kof-ee-; chek-aw-fee-uh n, -of-ee-] /tʃɛˈkoʊ vi ən, -ˈkɔ fi-, -ˈkɒf i-; ˈtʃɛk ɔ fi ən, -ɒf i-/
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1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Anton Chekhov or his writings, especially as they are evocative of a mood of introspection and frustration.
Origin of Chekhovian
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; Chekhov + -ian
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