1. (of soil) soft and watery

the ground was boggy under foot


a marshy coastline


miry roads


wet mucky lowland


muddy barnyard


quaggy terrain


the sloughy edge of the pond


swampy bayous

boggy, ↑marshy, ↑miry, ↑mucky, ↑muddy, ↑quaggy, ↑sloppy, ↑sloughy, ↑soggy, ↑swampy, ↑waterlogged
Similar to: ↑wet
Derivationally related forms:
swamp (for: ↑swampy), ↑sogginess (for: ↑soggy), ↑slough (for: ↑sloughy), ↑sloppiness (for: ↑sloppy), ↑slop (for: ↑sloppy), ↑quag (for: ↑quaggy), ↑mud (for: ↑muddy), ↑muddiness (for: ↑muddy), ↑mire (for: ↑miry), ↑marsh (for: ↑marshy), ↑bog (for: ↑boggy)
2. like a pulp or overripe; not having stiffness
Syn: ↑pulpy
Similar to: ↑nonwoody
Derivationally related forms: ↑pulp (for: ↑pulpy), ↑pulpiness (for: ↑pulpy)
3. easily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and compressibility

spongy bread

Syn: ↑spongy, ↑squishy, ↑spongelike
Similar to: ↑soft
Derivationally related forms: ↑sponge (for: ↑spongy), ↑sponginess (for: ↑spongy)

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