wlatsome

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wlatsum (disgusting), equivalent to wlate +‎ -some. Cognate with Scots wlatsum (loathsome, disgusting).

Adjective[edit]

wlatsome (comparative more wlatsome, superlative most wlatsome)

  1. (UK dialectal, Scotland) Loathsome; disgusting; detestable; repulsive; hateworthy.

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From wlāte (nausea, disgust, repugnance, loath), from Old English wlǣtta (loathing, nausea, eructation, heartburn).

Adjective[edit]

wlātsome

  1. loathsome, disgusting, hateful, abominable, repulsive, repugnant
    • 1380-90 Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, The Nun’s Priest's Tale:
      Murder is so wlatsome and abhominable

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