[ uhg-suh m ]
/ ˈʌg səm /

adjective Scot. and North England.

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

Related forms

ug·some·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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