Sloughy vs Miry - What's the difference?

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Sloughy is a synonym of miry.


As adjectives the difference between sloughy and miry

is that sloughy is marshy; having the characteristics of a wetland while miry is relating to a mire; swampy, boggy.

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

    miry

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Relating to a mire; swampy, boggy.
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.10:
  • *:Only these marishes and myrie bogs, / In which the fearefull ewftes do build their bowres, / Yeeld me an hostry mongst the croking frogs […].
  • * 1908 , (Kenneth Grahame), :
  • *:summer was long over, and cold and frost and miry ways kept them much indoors […].
  • Synonyms

    * (like a mire) boggy, marshy, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloughy, swampy

    Derived terms

    * miriness

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