Soggy things are extremely wet or very soft and doughy. A soggy washcloth is dripping with water, and your soggy pizza dough sticks to the counter when you try to knead it.

If your dog escapes while you're attempting to give him a bath, you'll have a soggy dog running around your house, and if you hang your laundry on the clothesline before a storm, you'll have a bunch of soggy clothes. The origin of this adjective is mysterious—we know it comes either from sog, meaning "bog or swamp" in an English dialect, or the obsolete verb sog, "become soaked."

Definitions of soggy
  1. adjective
    (of soil) soft and watery
    synonyms: boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, squashy, swampy, waterlogged
    covered or soaked with a liquid such as water
  2. adjective
    having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking
    synonyms: doughy
    of comparatively great physical weight or density
  3. adjective
    slow and apathetic
    synonyms: inert, sluggish, torpid
    not active physically or mentally
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