[che-koh-vee-uh n, -kaw-fee-, -kof-ee-; chek-aw-fee-uh n, -of-ee-]
- 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
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He invented wonderful Chekhovian names, of which I now—alas!
His Chekhovian mots and those little traits that astonish us by their neatness and appositeness, he often took direct from life.
O, the overwhelming depth of these simple, ordinary, very Chekhovian words!
But it is his prodigious fantasy that makes the point of his departure from the Chekhovian formula.The Old House and Other Tales