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From earlier *uglisome, uglysome, equivalent to ugly +‎ -some.


ugglesome (comparative more ugglesome, superlative most ugglesome)

  1. (archaic) Ugly, hideous.
    • 1583, Philip Stubbes, Anatomy of Abuses: she died miserably, her body being metamorphosed into black and blue colors, most ugglesome to behold.
    • 2007, Emily Cockayne, Hubbub: Filth, Noise & Stench in England 1600-1770, page 27:
      The Duchess considered deformities a 'Vice in Nature', but others declared 'ugglesome monsters and fearful mishapen creatrues' to be divine warnings.