Middle English Dictionary Entry

uglī adj.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) Terrifying, horrifying, dreadful; also, threatening, unsettling; in adv. phrase: ~ wise, in a terrifying manner; (b) loathsome, ugly, repulsive [sometimes difficult to distinguish from (a) and vice versa]; of a look: full of anger [quot. a1426]; also, as noun: loathesome creatures [quot. c1450 Alph.Tales, 2nd]; (c) evil, wicked; morally offensive; (d) ?difficult, dangerous.