Definition of swampy in English:



  • Characteristic of or resembling a swamp.

    ‘a swampy area’
    • ‘This stork is quite common in shallow waters and swampy areas.’
    • ‘Consisting of grassy islands, swampy stretches and mangrove-covered banks, the estuary was an incubator for aquatic life.’
    • ‘He settled on the swampy alluvial deposit of a muddy river with his minder.’
    • ‘I flew off and landed in a muddy heap in the swampy infield, while the bike sagged directly to the ground.’
    • ‘Like the Médoc in Bordeaux, the low-lying parts of the Maremma were swampy or marshy for much of their history with chronic problems of malaria.’
    marshy, boggy, fenny, miry
    soft, soggy, muddy, spongy, heavy, squelchy, waterlogged, sodden, slimy, watery, wet, unstable
    quaggy, uliginose
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