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Synonyms for mire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slack(noun)

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

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

  2. slop, mire(noun)

    deep soft mud in water or slush

    "they waded through the slop"

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

  3. mire(verb)

    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"

    quag, morass, slop, slack, quagmire

  4. entangle, mire(verb)


    "Our people should not be mired in the past"

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

  5. mire, bog down(verb)

    cause to get stuck as if in a mire

    "The mud mired our cart"

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

  6. grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mire(verb)

    be unable to move further

    "The car bogged down in the sand"

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

  7. mire, muck, mud, muck up(verb)

    soil with mud, muck, or mire

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

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mire(n.)

    mud, ooze, slime

  2. mire(v. n.)

    sink in mud

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mire(n)

    slough, ooze, mud, slime

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use mire in a sentence?

  1. Raul E. Sanchez:

    Mire Hacia Las Estrellas. Look At The Stars.

  2. Douglas Adams, The Guardian:

    The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he, by peddling second-rate technology, who led them into it in the first place.

  3. 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.

  4. Vincent Van Gogh:

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

  5. Chris CornellIncredibly:

    I was very lucky I was able to see that and not take it for granted. It helped me climb out of the mire. I saw how hard it could be.

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