- 1An area of muddy or boggy ground: in midwinter the track beneath this bridge became a muddy morassMore example sentences
- We tend to take such well maintained paths for granted but on the mountain the contrast between the good path and the muddy morass is all too obvious.
- Trails through the jungle growth were impassable by the muddy morass.
- On the appointed day the Queen inspected a muddy, smelly morass.
- 2A complicated or confused situation: she would become lost in a morass of lies and explanationsMore example sentences
- Their bond is deep, and they have found mutual understanding amid a morass of confusion.
- But this whole issue has been lost in a morass of other complications.
- Rumours persist too of other investments in properties and companies; of a morass of financial dealings so complicated that the police are having difficulty getting to the bottom of it all.
late 15th century: from Dutch moeras, alteration (by assimilation to moer 'moor') of Middle Dutch marasch, from Old French marais 'marsh', from medieval Latin mariscus.