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Princeton's WordNet

  1. involved, miredadjective

    entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire

    "the difficulties in which the question is involved"; "brilliant leadership mired in details and confusion"


  1. mired

    "Mired" refers to being stuck or entangled in a difficult situation, problem, or place from which it is hard to extricate oneself. It is usually used metaphorically to denote being hindered or slowed down by something. The term originates from the literal meaning of being stuck or sunk in mire (a swampy ground, bog or marsh).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mired

    of Mire


  1. Mired

    Contracted from the term micro reciprocal degree, the mired is a unit of measurement used to express color temperature. It is given by the formula: where M is the mired value desired, and T is the color temperature in kelvin. For convenience, decamireds are sometimes used, with each decamired equaling ten mireds. The SI unit is the reciprocal megakelvin, shortened to mirek, but this term has not gained traction. The use of the term mired dates back to Irwin G. Priest's observation in 1932 that the just noticeable difference between two illuminants is based on the difference of the reciprocals of their temperatures, rather than the difference in the temperatures themselves.

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  1. dimer

  2. rimed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mired in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mired in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of mired in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Gettler:

    i am mired in a pathology of contradictions; Perfect paranoia is perfect awareness, my son says . . . & i have no trouble believing it

  2. Melissa Blakeman:

    Activities like exercise and meditation are definitely helpful in keeping a positive attitude but they also help you think more clearly, when those habits fall by the wayside, I personally can tell that I get more mired in the details and I have a harder time finding a path through life's daily frustrations.

  3. Sembcorp Marine:

    Brazil's oil and gas industry continues to be mired in uncertainty, we continue to engage with our customers to find the best way forward for our drillship projects and are exploring all options including slowing down the construction.

  4. Marcia Fudge:

    The fact that our country - the greatest country in the world - remains mired in race relations issues in the year 2014 is an embarrassment, if we are to learn anything from the tragic death of Michael Brown, we must first acknowledge that we have a race issue that we are not addressing.

  5. Michael Shermer:

    It is sad that while science moves ahead in exciting new areas of research, fine-tuning our knowledge of how life originated and evolved, creationists remain mired in medieval debates about angels on the head of a pin and animals in the belly of an Ark.

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