- 1A soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot: torrential rain turned the building site into a quagmireMore example sentences
- In the 19th century, the area was a quagmire with a creek running through it.
- The main landscape feature is endless peatbog, surrounded by marsh, leading into morasses, sloughs and quagmires.
- When we got there it was raining very hard and the patio area was a quagmire.
- 1.1An awkward, complex, or hazardous situation: a legal quagmireMore example sentences
muddle, mix-up, mess, predicament, unfortunate/difficult/awkward situation, mare's nest, quandary, entanglement, tangle, jumble, imbroglio; trouble, confusion, difficulty; corner, tight corner/spot• informal sticky situation, pickle, hole, stew, dilemma, fix, bind, jam, scrape, kettle of fish, how-do-you-do, hot/deep waterWest Indian comess
- Officials in Indonesia have warned that if the legal quagmire is not sorted out before Tristan reaches the age of five, he cannot be adopted.
- This is expected to become a legal quagmire, with landholders' interests already warning of test cases over compulsory purchases.
- Looking to the future, the legal quagmire of the Internet presents new issues and challenges to both free speech and morality.