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Chekhovian

[ che-koh-vee-uhn, -kaw-fee-, -kof-ee-; chek-aw-fee-uhn, -of-ee- ]
/ tʃɛˈkoʊ vi ən, -ˈkɔ fi-, -ˈkɒf i-; ˈtʃɛk ɔ fi ən, -ɒf i- /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of Anton Chekhov or his writings, especially as they are evocative of a mood of introspection and frustration.
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Origin of Chekhovian

First recorded in 1920–25; Chekhov + -ian
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