morass
[ muh-ras ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 15th century; Latin from Dutch moeras, alteration (by assimilation to moer ‘moor’) of Middle Dutch marasch, from Old French marais ‘marsh’, from medieval Latin mariscus
Synonyms
    1.
  • confusion
  • chaos
  • muddle
  • tangle
  • entanglement
    2.
  • quagmire
  • swamp
  • bog
  • marsh
  • mire
Antonyms
    1.
  • order
    2.
  • N/A
Definition
1. a complicated or confused situation
2. an area of muddy or boggy ground
Examples
1. She was lost in a morass of conflicting instruction.
2. After the rain, the field became a muddy morass.
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