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