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