Filth vs Mire - What's the difference?
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Filth is a related term of mire.
As nouns the difference between filth and mire
is that filth
is dirt; foul matter; that which soils or defiles while mire
dirt; foul matter; that which soils or defiles
smut; that which sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution
(British, pejorative, slang) the police
weeds growing on pasture land
- to purify the soul from the dross and filth of sensual delights
- Grampa remembers when he had to cut filth with a scythe.
From (etyl) , whence Old English mos (English moss).
Deep mud; moist, spongy earth.
* When Caliban was lazy and neglected his work, Ariel (who was invisible to all eyes but Prospero’s) would come slyly and pinch him, and sometimes tumble him down in the mire .'' (, ''Tales from Shakespeare , Hatier, coll. « Les Classiques pour tous » n° 223, p. 51)
An undesirable situation, a predicament.
* (deep mud) peatland, quag
* (deep mud) wetland
* (deep mud) bog, fen
* mire crow
* mire drum
* in the mire
To weigh down.
To cause or permit to become stuck in mud; to plunge or fix in mud.
To soil with mud or foul matter.
- to mire a horse or wagon
- Smirched thus and mired with infamy.
Perhaps related to Middle Dutch miere (Dutch mier). Cognate with Old Norse maurr, Danish myre. All probably from (etyl)