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ugsome

[ uhg-suhm ]
/ ˈʌg səm /
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adjective Scot. and North England.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ugsome

ug·some·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for ugsome

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

  • 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
  • Is he like to play ugsome (ugly, disagreeable) tricks on Mrs Clare, think you?

    Clare Avery|Emily Sarah Holt
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