Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb riddle

6 senses of riddle

Sense 1
riddle -- (pierce with many holes; "The bullets riddled his body")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

Sense 2
riddle -- (set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle")
       => perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound -- (be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me")

Sense 3
riddle, screen -- (separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff)
       => sift, sieve, strain -- (separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour")

Sense 4
permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle -- (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")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 5
riddle -- (speak in riddles)
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 6
riddle -- (explain a riddle)
       => solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work -- (find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "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")

Antonyms of adj riddled

2 senses of riddled

Sense 1
riddled -- ((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")

INDIRECT (VIA damaged) -> undamaged -- (not harmed or spoiled; sound)

Sense 2
riddled -- (spread throughout; "cities riddled with corruption")

INDIRECT (VIA full) -> empty -- (holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours")

Similarity of adj riddled

2 senses of riddled

Sense 1
riddled -- ((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")
       => damaged (vs. undamaged) -- (harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings")

Sense 2
riddled -- (spread throughout; "cities riddled with corruption")
       => full (vs. empty) -- (containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing")

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