Synonyms of riddle in English

: riddle1riddle2

riddle1


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noun

1‘they hope for an answer to the riddle of why he was killed’

SYNONYMS
puzzle, conundrum, brain-teaser, Chinese puzzle, problem, unsolved problem, question, poser, enigma, mystery, quandary, paradox
koan
informal stumper

Synonyms of riddle in English

: riddle1riddle2

riddle2


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verb

1‘his car was riddled by sniper fire’

SYNONYMS
perforate, hole, make holes in, punch holes in, put holes in, pierce, penetrate, puncture, honeycomb, pepper
prick, gore, bore through, transfix

2‘he died eight months later, riddled with cancer’

SYNONYMS
permeate, suffuse, fill, pervade, spread through, imbue, inform, charge, saturate, overrun, take over, overspread, infiltrate, run through, filter through, be diffused through, invade, beset, pester, plague

3‘when sowing small seeds, the soil must be riddled’

SYNONYMS
sieve, sift, strain, screen, filter, purify, refine, winnow
archaic bolt, griddle