Synonyms of riddle


1. riddle, conundrum, enigma, brain-teaser, problem

usage: a difficult problem

2. riddle, sieve, screen

usage: a coarse sieve (as for gravel)


1. riddle, pierce

usage: pierce with many holes; "The bullets riddled his body"

2. riddle, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound

usage: set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"

3. riddle, screen, sift, sieve, strain

usage: separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

4. permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle, penetrate, perforate

usage: spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"

5. riddle, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: speak in riddles

6. riddle, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work

usage: explain a riddle

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Definition and meaning of riddle (Dictionary)