Definition of Dantesque in English:

Dantesque

(also Dante-esque)

adjective

  • another term for Dantean
    • ‘She would like to write something Dante-esque about the circle of hell she has in mind for the growing army of telemarketers who interrupt her work at increasing intervals lately.’
    • ‘In their Dantesque journeys through this dungeon world, speakers search for an unnamed Beatrice.’
    • ‘They are the record of Cohen's Dantesque journey to Purgatory and back.’
    • ‘T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound loved Dante, but they hardly conceived of being Dantesque.’
    • ‘Kanal's subplots sketch different human reactions in the midst of this Dante-esque catastrophe.’

Pronunciation:

Dantesque

/ˌdantɪˈɛsk/