Word of the day:

ugsome (UG-suhm) adjective

Dreadful, loathsome.

[From Middle English, from uggen, from Old Norse ugga (to fear). As in many

typical stories where one child in a family becomes well-known while the

other remains obscure, “ugly” and “ugsome” are two words derived from the

same root — one is an everyday word while the other remains unusual.]

“The grandmother is at times ugsome …”

John Moore; 3 Women, 3 Generations, Clever Word Play; Denver Post;

Mar 7, 2002.

(Via A.Word.A.Day)

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