n (usu sing 通常作单数)
1 stretch of low soft wet land; marsh 沼泽.
2 ~ (of sth) (fig 比喻) thing that confuses people or prevents progress 困扰人或阻碍进步的事物; 困境
*a morass of confusion, doubt, despair, etc 困惑、怀疑、绝望等的境地
* be caught up in, bogged down in, floundering in a morass of bureaucratic procedures 掉进、陷入、挣扎在官僚主义繁文缛节的泥淖中.
1600-1700; Language: Dutch;Origin:
moeras, from Old French
a complicated and confusing situation that is very difficult to get out of We're trying to drag the country out of its economic morass.morass of They were stuck in a morass of paperwork.[C]literary
a dangerous area of soft wet ground