ugsome

[uhg-suh m]

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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Historical Examples of 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