Synonyms for (noun) mire

Synonyms: quag, quagmire, slack, mire, morass

Definition: a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

Similar words: bog, peat bog

Definition: wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel


Synonyms: mire

Definition: a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from

Usage: the country is still trying to climb out of the mire left by its previous president; caught in the mire of poverty

Similar words: difficulty

Definition: a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome

Usage: grappling with financial difficulties


Synonyms: mire, slop

Definition: deep soft mud in water or slush

Usage: they waded through the slop

Similar words: mud, clay

Definition: water soaked soil; soft wet earth

Synonyms for (verb) mire

Synonyms: muck, muck up, mud, mire

Definition: soil with mud, muck, or mire

Usage: The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden

Similar words: soil, grime, begrime, bemire, colly, dirty

Definition: make soiled, filthy, or dirty

Usage: don't soil your clothes when you play outside!


Synonyms: grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mire

Definition: be unable to move further

Usage: The car bogged down in the sand

Similar words: stand still

Definition: remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile

Usage: Traffic stood still when the funeral procession passed by


Synonyms: entangle, mire

Definition: entrap

Usage: Our people should not be mired in the past

Similar words: involve

Definition: engage as a participant

Usage: Don't involve me in your family affairs!