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Synonyms for mire
maɪərmire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slacknoun

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

    Synonyms:
    quag, slackness, falloff, slop, slack, falling off, slack water, morass, slump, drop-off, quagmire

  2. slop, mirenoun

    deep soft mud in water or slush

    "they waded through the slop"

    Synonyms:
    glop, swill, treacle, slops, slack, morass, quag, slop, quagmire, pigswill, pigwash, mush

  3. mireverb

    a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from

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

    Synonyms:
    quag, morass, slop, slack, quagmire

  4. entangle, mireverb

    entrap

    "Our people should not be mired in the past"

    Synonyms:
    mat, muck, mud, muck up, tangle, entangle, grind to a halt, get stuck, snarl, bog down

  5. mire, bog downverb

    cause to get stuck as if in a mire

    "The mud mired our cart"

    Synonyms:
    bog down, muck, mud, entangle, grind to a halt, get stuck, bog, muck up

  6. grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mireverb

    be unable to move further

    "The car bogged down in the sand"

    Synonyms:
    bog down, muck, bog, entangle, grind to a halt, get stuck, mud, muck up

  7. mire, muck, mud, muck upverb

    soil with mud, muck, or mire

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

    Synonyms:
    entangle, spoil, bobble, bungle, bollocks, fluff, muck, bollix, mishandle, bollocks up, screw up, foul up, louse up, bodge, flub, grind to a halt, fumble, botch up, bog down, ball up, get stuck, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, manure, muck up, bumble, mud, muff

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mirenoun

    Synonyms:
    mud, ooze, slime

  2. mireverb

    Synonyms:
    sink in mud

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mirenoun

    Synonyms:
    slough, ooze, mud, slime

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "mire":

    quagmire, morass, bog, peatland, swamp, mud, sludge, loam

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How to use mire in a sentence?

  1. Charles A. Beard:

    I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves in the mire and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amid the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail.

  2. Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre:

    This started about midnight in Livingston Parish ' where this Matthew Mire shot two people. Then he traveled over to Ascension Parish where he shot two more. One succumbed to her injuries.

  3. State Tony Blinken:

    Not only whether United States creates opportunities for American workers and businesses, but also whether United States's green and sustainable, and done in a way that's transparent ; respects workers' rights ; gives the local population a say ; and doesn't mire developing governments and communities in debt. United States's an opportunity for us, the global renewable energy market is projected to be $ 2.15 trillion by 2025.

  4. Vincent Van Gogh:

    Seek only light and freedom and do not immerse yourself too deeply in the worldly mire.”

  5. Raul E. Sanchez:

    Mire Hacia Las Estrellas. Look At The Stars.


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