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riddle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of riddle

  1. something hard to understand or explain <his motives for starting an argument with the coach were a complete riddle> Synonyms closed book, conundrum, enigma, head-scratcher, mystification, puzzle, puzzlement, mystery, secretRelated Words brainteaser, case, challenge, knot, matter, perplexity, poser, problem, stumper, trouble




riddle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of riddle

  1. 1 to make a hole or series of holes in <several signs along the highway were riddled by buckshot> Synonyms bore, drill, hole, pierce, punch, puncture, perforateRelated Words broach, tap; poke, prick, prickle; penetrate; burrow (into), excavate, gouge, groove, hollow; break, cut, gash, notch, rend, rupture, slash, slit, splitNear Antonyms fill, patch, plug, seal

  2. 2 to spread throughout <the newspaper exposé revealed a gaming commission that is riddled with corruption> Synonyms interpenetrate, percolate (into), pervade, permeate, suffuse, transfuseRelated Words diffuse (through), impregnate, pass (into), penetrate; fill (up); drench, imbue, infuse, saturate, soak, steep; flood, glut





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