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mire

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mire

  1. 1 soft wet earth <played on a football field that was thick with mire> Synonyms guck (or gook), mud, muck, ooze, slime, slop, sludge, slushRelated Words gumbo, silt; clay, dirt, gravel, humus, loam, sand, soil

  2. 2 spongy land saturated or partially covered with water <much of the land in that area is mire that cannot be developed> Synonyms bog, fen, marsh, marshland, swamp, moor, morass, muskeg, slough (also slew or slue), swampland, wash, wetlandRelated Words swale; quagmire; guck (or gook), muck, mud, ooze, slime, slop, sludge, slush

  3. 3 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape <an abused wife who was hopelessly stuck in a mire of emotional dependency> Synonyms bind, box, catch-22, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jackpot [chiefly West], jam, predicament, pickle, quagmire, rabbit hole, rattrap, spot, sticky wicket, swampRelated Words difficulty, node; hot water, soup; pinch, plight, quandary, scrape, trouble; deadlock, halt, logjam, stalemate, standstill; clutch, crisis, crossroad, emergency, exigency, juncture, strait




mire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mire

  1. 1 to make dirty <the sight of the standard, which had emerged from the battle mangled and mired, still stirred the soldiers' hearts> Synonyms befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blacken, daub, distain [archaic], foul, gaum [dialect], grime, dirty, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sullyRelated Words contaminate, defile, pollute, taint; discolor; confuse, disarrange, disarray, dishevel, disorder, draggle, jumble, mess, muddle; colly [chiefly British dialect], crock [dialect]Near Antonyms decontaminate, purge, purify; disinfect, sanitize; brush, dry-clean, dust, launder, mop, rinse, scour, scrub, sweep, wash, wipe; brighten, deodorize, freshen, renew, spruce (up); straighten (up), tidy (up)Antonyms clean, cleanse

  2. 2 to place in conflict or difficulties <the case has been mired in probate court for years> Synonyms bog (down), broil, embrangle, embroilRelated Words enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, ensnarl, entangle, entrap, snare, tangle, trapNear Antonyms emancipate, free, liberate, release




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