V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a swamp or area of low lying wetlands that make walking difficult; 2. a difficult situation that hinders or overwhelms

Synonyms: marsh, swamp, moor, mire, quagmire, bog


Tips: A morass is a marsh or swamp, both literally and figuratively. See the related word mire for additional analysis of the literal and figurative use of morass as a marsh or a swamp that bogs you down.

Usage Examples:

Sometimes I over-commit myself and end up lost in a morass of impossible deadlines. (mire, quagmire)

The hikers opted to go around the morass rather than trying to cross it. (swamp, marsh)

My friend was frustrated with the morass of bureaucracy that kept him waiting for a change in his visa status for several months. (quagmire)

The morass didn't look very deep, but as soon I stepped down into it, I sank up to my waist. (marsh, swamp)

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