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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ugsome Ugly; offensive; loathsome. "The horror and ugsomeness of death."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ugsome Ugly; hideous; disgusting; loathsome.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ugsome hideous
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
. See Ugly
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. uggligr, frightful, uggr, fear; akin to Goth. ogan, A.S. oge, fear.


In literature:

Did he look sour at her and frighten her with his ugsome beard?
"Unknown to History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
And aye they rode, and on they rode, till they came to a dark and ugsome glen, where they stopped, and the lady lighted down.
"More English Fairy Tales" by Various
An ugsome great thieving bird!
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
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" by Emily Sarah Holt
I've heard as mony stories aboot ugsome sichts seen here as there's teeth in my head.
"The Mosstrooper" by Robert Scott Fittis

In poetry:

Wi' a' his band, to the Holy Land
He's boune wi' merry din,
His shouther's doss a Christ's cross,
In his breist an ugsome sin.
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald