[ uhg-suhm ]

adjectiveScot. and North England.
  1. horrid; loathsome.

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

Words Nearby ugsome Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ugsome in a sentence

  • 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