Synonyms of 'mire'
1 messDictionary, trouble, difficulty
The economy is not out of the mire yet.
I've got myself into a bit of a mess.
a charity that helps women in trouble with the law
There is only one difficulty. The hardest thing is to leave.
He has the ability to deal with emergencies quickly.
It could get the government out of a jam.
the plight of Third World countries plagued by debts
hot water (informal)
The decision will leave her in a predicament.
tight spot or corner
2 mudDictionary, dirt, muck
the muck and mire of farmyards
Their lorry got stuck in the mud.
I started to scrub off the dirt.
This congealed muck was interfering with the filter.
He thrust his hand into the ooze and brought out a large toad.
All dumping of sludge will be banned.
the muck and slime at the bottom of the pond
3 swampDictionary, marsh, bog
Many of those killed were buried in the mire.
Much of the land is desert or swamp.
a recently reclaimed saltwater marsh
We walked steadily across moor and bog.
Peat is growing in the fen.
Overnight rain had turned the grass airstrip into a quagmire.
a morass of gooey mud
wetlands rich in plants, insects and birds
pakihi (New Zealand)
1 soilDictionary, dirty, muddy
The party has been mired by allegations of sleaze.
2 entangleDictionary, involve, mix up
The minister still remains mired in the controversy of the affair.
idiom:in the mire
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If you besmirch someone or their reputation, you say that they are a bad person or that they have done something wrong, usually when this is not true.
Lawyers can besmirch reputations.
Thesaurus for mire from the Collins English Thesaurus
You can refer to an unpleasant or difficult situation as a mire of some kind.