Definitions for quagmireˈkwægˌmaɪər, ˈkwɒg-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word quagmire

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slack(noun)

    a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot


  1. quagmire(Noun)

    A swampy, soggy area of ground.

    That quagmire regularly 'swallows' caught-up hikers' boots

  2. quagmire(Noun)

    A perilous, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless tangle; a predicament.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quagmire(noun)

    soft, wet, miry land, which shakes or yields under the feet


  1. Quagmire

    Quagmire is a fictional character, owned by Marvel Comics who is a native of the universe of the Squadron Supreme. He first appeared in Squadron Supreme #4 in flashback, and fully in Squadron Supreme #5, and was created by Mark Gruenwald.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quagmire

    kwag′mīr, n. wet, boggy ground that yields under the feet.—v.t. to entangle, as in a quagmire.—adj. Quag′miry. [Quake and mire.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quagmire in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quagmire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles De Gaulle:

    I predict you will sink step by step into a bottomless quagmire, however much you spend in men and money. (On Vietnam War)

  2. Barack Obama:

    An attempt by Russia and Iran to prop up Assad and try to pacify the population is just going to get them stuck in a quagmire and it won't work.

  3. Josh Cain:

    I do not think we need to send in large numbers of troops because it has quagmire written all over it, i know our guys are attacking the heads of (ISIS) and getting the intelligence that we need.

  4. Rob Biederman:

    It’s often the case that somebody at one of our clients will refer us to their corporate VC group, the trick for us is being disciplined. The right partner can generate a tremendous amount of value, but the wrong partner can potentially be a bit of a quagmire.

  5. Henrik Ibsen:

    Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse.

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