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Definition of "morass" []

  • An area of low-lying, soggy ground. (noun)
  • Something that hinders, engulfs, or overwhelms: a morass of details. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "morass" in a sentence
  • "One of the suggestions being made as a way out of this Florida/Michigan morass is simply to seat the delegates based on the actual vote."
  • "Today, it seems all too possible that the region's coddled political and economic elites will allow their states to slide into a Latin American morass, as they continue to live high on the hog while the dreams of ordinary people go down the tubes."
  • "Maybe the best way out of the morass is to think of constructions like "better than her" as forgivable lapses — like "It's me.""