What does quagmire mean?

Definitions for quagmireˈkwægˌmaɪər, ˈkwɒg-

Here are all the 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. President Obama:

    [A]n attempt byRussia 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.

  4. Christine Pride:

    Like so many others, I was completely captivated by Bana's tweets from Syria, which were harrowing and heartbreaking and put a human face to this terrible quagmire.

  5. 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.

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