morass Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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morassnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /məˈræs/

morass noun [C usually singular] (COMPLICATED SITUATION)

something that is ​extremelycomplicated and ​difficult to ​deal with and makes any ​progressalmostimpossible: The morass ofrules and ​regulations is ​delaying the ​start of the ​project.

morass noun [C usually singular] (WET GROUND)

literary an ​area of ​soft, ​wetground in which it is ​easy to get ​stuck
(Definition of morass from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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morassnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /məˈræs/
something that is ​extremelycomplicated and ​difficult to ​deal with, making any ​advancealmostimpossible: The morass of ​rules and regulations is ​delaying the ​start of the ​project.
(Definition of morass from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “morass”
in Spanish ciénaga…
in Vietnamese đầm lầy, bãi lầy…
in Malaysian paya gambut…
in Thai หนอง, บึง…
in French marécage…
in German der Morast…
in Chinese (Simplified) 复杂处境, 泥沼, 困境…
in Indonesian rawa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 複雜處境, 泥沼, 困境…
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