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Synonyms for (noun) riddle

Synonyms: riddle Definition: a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

Similar words: sieve, screen Definition: a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

Synonyms: brain-teaser, riddle, enigma, conundrum Definition: a difficult problem

Similar words: problem Definition: a question raised for consideration or solution Usage: our homework consisted of ten problems to solve

Synonyms for (verb) riddle

Synonyms: riddle Definition: set a difficult problem or riddle Usage: riddle me a riddle

Similar words: dumbfound, bewilder, baffle, beat, amaze, puzzle, pose, mystify, nonplus, perplex, stick, stupefy, flummox, gravel, get, vex Definition: be a mystery or bewildering to Usage: This beats me!; Got me--I don't know the answer!; a vexing problem; This question really stuck me

Synonyms: riddle Definition: explain a riddle

Similar words: puzzle out, figure out, lick, work, work out, solve Definition: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of Usage: did you solve the problem?; Work out your problems with the boss; this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out; did you get it?; Did you get my meaning?; He could not work the math problem

Synonyms: riddle Definition: speak in riddles

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist

Synonyms: diffuse, penetrate, permeate, pervade, interpenetrate, imbue, riddle Definition: spread or diffuse through Usage: An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration; music penetrated the entire building; His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

Similar words: penetrate, perforate Definition: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance Usage: The bullet penetrated her chest

Synonyms: riddle Definition: pierce with many holes Usage: The bullets riddled his body

Similar words: pierce Definition: make a hole into Usage: The needle pierced her flesh

Synonyms: riddle, screen Definition: separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

Similar words: sieve, sift, strain Definition: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements Usage: sift the flour