Boggy vs Sloughy - What's the difference?

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Boggy is a synonym of sloughy.


As adjectives the difference between boggy and sloughy

is that boggy is having the qualities of a bog ; ie dank, squishy, muddy, and full of water and rotting vegetation while sloughy is marshy; having the characteristics of a wetland.

boggy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Having the qualities of a bog ; i.e. dank, squishy, muddy, and full of water and rotting vegetation.
  • The edge of the woods led out onto a noisome, boggy fen, a paradise for mosquitos and small frogs.

    Synonyms

    * (having the qualities of a bog) marshy, swampy

    sloughy

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Marshy; having the characteristics of a wetland.
  • * 1724 , , The Drapier's Letters (1903 edition), Letter 7:
  • Neither should that odious custom be allowed, of cutting scraws, (as they call them) which is flaying off the green surface of the ground, to cover their cabins; or make up their ditches; sometimes in shallow soils, where all is gravel within a few inches; and sometimes in low ground, with a thin greensward, and sloughy underneath; which last turns all into bog, by this mismanagement.
  • * 1918 , , The Song of the Lark , part 1, ch. 1:
  • The Swedish Reform Church was in a sloughy , weedy district, near a group of factories.

    Synonyms

    * boggy, miry, mucky, swampy