miry

[mahyuhr-ee]
adjective, mirier, miriest.
1.
of the nature of mire; swampy: miry ground.
2.
abounding in mire; muddy.
3.
covered or bespattered with mire.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see mire, -y1

miriness, noun
unmiry, adjective
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mire (maɪə)
 
n
1.  a boggy or marshy area
2.  mud, muck, or dirt
 
vb
3.  to sink or cause to sink in a mire
4.  (tr) to make dirty or muddy
5.  (tr) to involve, esp in difficulties
 
[C14: from Old Norse mӯrr; related to moss]
 
'miriness
 
n
 
'miry
 
adj

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miry
from mire + -y (2).
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