Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal (Scotch) form of woesome.

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Examples

  • These include 'waesome', meaning sorrowful, woeful; and 'brash', meaning attack.

    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

  • Verra well, dinna ye think as hoo yon Irish whelp I skelpit the day 'll hae a waesome feelin' i 'his breist?

    St. Cuthbert's

  • My hotel had some interesting inmates, for a poor young creature, borne in from one of the burning houses, became a mother during the night; and a stout little lassie opened its eyes upon this waesome world during the excitement and danger of a Gorgona conflagration.

    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

  • "It wes waesome tae see the auld man githerin 'his bit things wi' a shakin 'hand, and speakin' tae me aboot the weather, and a 'the time his eyes were sayin', 'Flora, Flora.'"

    Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush

  • It's waesome tae see him lyin 'there moanin' like some dumb animal frae mornin 'tae nicht, an' no able tae answer his ain wife when she speaks.

    A Doctor of the Old School — Volume 3

  • CHAPTER I. "Puir wee lassie, ye hae a waesome welcome to a waesome warld!"

    Olive A Novel

  • Poor little spirit! newly come to earth, who knows whether that "waesome welcome" may not be a prophecy?

    Olive A Novel

  • ` ` For herself, 'she said, ` ` she kend her lot would be a waesome ane, but it was of her own framing, sae she desired the less pity.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • “For herself,” she said, “she kend her lot would be a waesome ane, but it was of her own framing, sae she desired the less pity.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "He's a waesome sicht the nicht, but Saunders wes a buirdly man aince, and wull never lat his life be taken lichtly frae him.

    Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush

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