Definition of marshy in English:


adjectivemarshier, marshiest

  • Characteristic of or resembling a marsh; waterlogged.

    ‘the marshy ground towards the sea’
    • ‘In the summer, they breed on marshy, lowland tundra at the northern limits of the boreal forest.’
    • ‘They nest in the low Arctic, on tundra ponds with marshy shores and bogs.’
    • ‘It was a large, indoor school that sat upon a sandy island surrounded by marshy swampland.’
    • ‘They were marching steadily across the marshy northlands, their pace slowed by the necessity of watching their feet for sinkholes and mud puddles.’
    • ‘Hilly, wooded, and marshy regions, marginal from a settler point of view, were capable of functioning as core areas of native lordship.’
    boggy, swampy, muddy, squelchy, soggy, waterlogged, oozy, squashy, miry, fenny
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