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.
  • quagmire
  • swamp
  • bog
  • marsh
  • mire
    2.
  • confusion
  • chaos
  • muddle
  • tangle
  • entanglement
Antonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • order
Definition
1. an area of muddy or boggy ground
2. a complicated or confused situation
Examples
1. After the rain, the field became a muddy morass.
2. She was lost in a morass of conflicting instruction.
Usage Over Time

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