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Synonyms for riddle

Noun

1. riddle, conundrum, enigma, brain-teaser, problem
usage: a difficult problem
2. riddle, sieve, screen
usage: a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

Verb

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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