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Synonyms for quagmire
ˈkwægˌmaɪər, ˈkwɒg-quag·mire

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Wiktionary2.5 / 2 votes

  1. quagmirenoun

    A swampy, soggy area of ground.

    That quagmire regularly 'swallows' caught-up hikers' boots

    Synonyms:
    mire, marsh, quag, bog

Princeton's WordNet1.5 / 2 votes

  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, mire

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Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. quagmirenoun

    Synonyms:
    bog, fen, slough, morass, marsh, swamp

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 2 votes

  1. quagmirenoun

    Synonyms:
    slough, swamp, marsh, morass, bog, fen

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "quagmire":

    morass, mire, swamp, bog, impasse, marshland, predicament, mess, rut

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How to use quagmire in a sentence?

  1. Barack Obama:

    An attempt by Russia and Iran to prop up Assad and try to pacify the population is just going to get them stuck in a quagmire and it won't work.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I will do everything that I can to make sure that the United States does not get involved in another quagmire like we did in Iraq, the worst foreign policy blunder in the history of this country, we should be putting together a coalition of Arab countries who should be leading the effort.

  3. Josh Cain:

    I do not think we need to send in large numbers of troops because it has quagmire written all over it, i know our guys are attacking the heads of (ISIS) and getting the intelligence that we need.

  4. Henrik Ibsen:

    Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse.

  5. Kevin Cramer:

    When we went through thisprocess to stand up a force,one of the things we had to say over and over and over again to ourselves to be convinced was that we weren’t going to create a big bureaucratic quagmire that the other services have created for themselves over decades or centuries, in some cases.


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