Definition of morass in English:


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Pronunciation: /məˈras


  • 2A complicated or confused situation: she would become lost in a morass of lies and explanations
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    • 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.
    confusion, chaos, muddle, tangle, entanglement, imbroglio, mix-up, jumble, clutter; mire, quagmire; West Indian comess


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.

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