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Definition of morass noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually singular] (formal)
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  1. 1an unpleasant and complicated situation that is difficult to escape from synonym a morass of lies and deceit We got bogged down in a morass of detail and bureaucratic red tape.
  2. 2a dangerous area of low, soft, wet land synonym bog, quagmire
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