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    #1

    Kafkaesque but Freudian?

    Hello,
    Why do adjectives from famous people appear in different forms?
    Kafkaesque
    Freudian
    Maoist
    Hitlerite
    Why do the suffixes differ? Is there a rule?

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    #2

    Re: Kafkaesque but Freudian?

    It is all based on what sounds the best or what form first was used.

    (I don't think I've ever heard of "Hitlerite." If I was asked to use "Hitler" as an adjective, I would probably use "Hitlerian.")

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    #3

    Re: Kafkaesque but Freudian?

    Thank you for your answer. Also I came across with Thatcherite..

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