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[uhg-suh m]
adjective Scot. and North England.
  1. horrid; loathsome.
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Origin of ugsome

1350–1400; Middle English, equivalent to ugg(en) to fear, cause loathing (< Old Norse ugga to fear, dread; cf. ugly) + -some -some1
Related formsug·some·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for ugsome

Historical Examples

  • At all events, the statute literally recites the “ugsome oaths” that are used by the old versifier.

    A Cursory History of Swearing

    Julian Sharman

  • I found my Vivien full sick, and a weariful and ugsome time had I with her ere she recovered of her malady.

    In Convent Walls

    Emily Sarah Holt