wearish

wearish

(ˈwɛərɪʃ)
adj
1. withered
2. tasteless
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Krapp's Last Tape offers what could be construed as a craftily-nuanced portrayal of that same "force of desire which supersedes the ego" that intriguingly attempts to surface in the grim humor of "wearish old man" Krapp (CDW 215).
Krapp's "wearish" self also jars with his strikingly comic attire: the too-short trousers, the clownish capacious pockets, the boots that are more than a size too big and the buffoon-like "purple nose" (CDW215).
In that short play Krapp, "a wearish old man" of sixty-nine, listens to a tape that he made on his thirty-ninth birthday ("Thirty-nine today, sound as a bell, apart from my old weakness, and intellectually I have now every reason to suspect at the ...