Origin of morassDutch moeras, a marsh, fen; earlier marasch from Old French maresc from Frankish an unverified form marisk, a swamp, akin to marsh
- When a series of misunderstandings has resulted in a situation where everyone you know has his feelings hurt and you don't know how to fix it, this is an example of a morass.
- A watery, muddy field is an example of a morass.
The definition of a morass is a complex and confusing situation, or is an area of muddy, swampy ground.
a tract of low, soft, watery ground; bog; marsh; swamp: often used fig. of a difficult, troublesome, or perplexing state of affairs
- An area of low-lying, soggy ground.
- Something that hinders, engulfs, or overwhelms: a morass of details.
Origin of morassDutch moeras from Middle Dutch maras from Old French mareis probably of Germanic origin ; see mori- in Indo-European roots.
- The river flowing into the valley caused a great, muddy morass.
- The men rode through the morass and up the slope.
- The land slopes gently and drains into a considerable number of streams, turning the land into a morass of reeds and papyrus.
- A salt morass was on the lower end of the lake.
- It was hoped that the cavalry would plunge into the morass.