1. a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

Similar word(s): mire, morass, quag, slack

Definition categories: object, bog

Sentences with quagmire as a noun:

- That quagmire regularly 'swallows' caught-up hikers' boots

- The paperwork got lost in a quagmire of bureaucracy.

- Those election results are a quagmire for any coalition except one of national union