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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 of mire guck (or gook), mud, muck, ooze, slime, slop, sludge, slushWords Related to mire 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 of mire bog, fen, marsh, marshland, swamp, moor, morass, muskeg, slough (also slew or slue), swampland, wash, wetlandWords Related to mire 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 of mire bind, box, catch-22, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jackpot [chiefly West], jam, predicament, pickle, quagmire, rabbit hole, rattrap, spot, sticky wicket, swampWords Related to mire 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 of mire befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blacken, daub, distain [archaic], foul, gaum [dialect], grime, dirty, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sullyWords Related to mire contaminate, defile, pollute, taint; discolor; confuse, disarrange, disarray, dishevel, disorder, draggle, jumble, mess, muddle; colly [chiefly British dialect], crock [dialect]Near Antonyms of mire 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 of mire clean, cleanse

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


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