Synonyms for slough
- peat bog
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLOUGH
In a moment, by one word, I can throw you back into the slough from whence I dragged you.
As he came down to the slough, all too late he had realized whither he was heading.
Are we to struggle out of one slough only to sink into another?
One false step and you are over a precipice, or up to your neck in a slough.
Anderson was convinced that the bed of that slough, if uncovered, could unfold a tale.
Lecour looked up; but it was not enough to revive him from so deep a slough.
On Monday, February 26, the garrison was sunk in a slough of despondency.
When Palmer first entered the city he found it situated in a slough.
Suiting the action to the word, he flung his burden into the Slough of Despond.
Are the people to be for ever in the slough of idolatry and superstition?
"muddy place," Old English sloh "soft, muddy ground," of uncertain origin. Cf. Middle Low German sloch "muddy place," Middle High German sluoche "ditch." Figurative use (e.g. of moral sunkenness or Bunyan's "Slough of Despond," 1678) attested from mid-13c.