Synonyms of riddled


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


1. riddled, damaged (vs. undamaged)

usage: (often followed by `with') damaged throughout by numerous perforations or holes; "a sweater riddled with moth holes"; "cliffs riddled with caves"; "the bullet-riddled target"

2. riddled, full (vs. empty)

usage: spread throughout; "cities riddled with corruption"

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