from The Century Dictionary.

  • Loathsome; detestable; hateful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Loathsome; disgusting; hateful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Scotland Loathsome; disgusting; detestable; repulsive; hateworthy.


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


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  • Loathsome.

    January 14, 2008

  • JM thinks everyone would hate the word wlatsome with a vengeance

    February 24, 2009

  • The pronunciation is /'leɪtsəm/? (Source)

    January 5, 2010

  • It's WLAHT-sum.

    January 8, 2011

  • In ME it was wlātsom.

    October 30, 2011

  • See also wlate.

    January 5, 2014