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1. riddle

verb. ['ˈrɪdəl'] pierce with many holes.

Antonyms

  • go

Etymology

  • redel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • riddil (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Riddle

  • twiddle
  • spidell
  • spidel
  • schmidl
  • widell
  • widdle
  • siddle
  • siddell
  • siddall
  • rydell
  • riddell
  • piddle
  • middle
  • liddle
  • liddell
  • kiddle
  • fiddle
  • biddle

Example sentences of the word riddle


1. Noun, singular or mass
For "Joke" you must guess the answer to his joke or riddle.

2. Adjective
The principal might hold a riddle contest and ask everyone to guess the answer.

3. Verb, base form
Answer the question or riddle asked by the set of clues.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
When and how you riddle your stove depends upon the kind of fuel you burn.

Quotes containing the word riddle


1. Truth has to be given in riddles. People can't take truth if it comes charging at them like a bull. The bull is always killed. You have to give people the truth in a riddle, hide it so they go looking for it and find it piece by piece; that way they learn to live with it.
- Chaim Potok, The Gift of Asher Lev

2. This is part of the answer to the riddle ofchildhood unhappiness: their minds need, and deserve, a whole world of utterly unfenceable freedom where everything has othering, everything is radiant with the possibilities ofelseness.
- Jay Griffeths

2. riddle

verb. ['ˈrɪdəl'] set a difficult problem or riddle.

Synonyms

  • baffle
  • beat
  • bewilder
  • dumbfound
  • flummox
  • stick
  • vex
  • perplex
  • pose
  • mystify
  • nonplus
  • gravel
  • get
  • amaze
  • stupefy

Antonyms

  • move
  • please
  • reassure
  • simplify

Etymology

  • redel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • riddil (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. riddle

noun. ['ˈrɪdəl'] a difficult problem.

Synonyms

  • enigma
  • brain-teaser
  • conundrum

Antonyms

  • rested
  • detach
  • unfasten
  • dislodge

Etymology

  • redel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • riddil (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. riddle

verb. ['ˈrɪdəl'] explain a riddle.

Synonyms

  • solve
  • puzzle out
  • work
  • work out
  • figure out

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • undeceive
  • unaffectedness
  • demystify

Etymology

  • redel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • riddil (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. riddle

verb. ['ˈrɪdəl'] spread or diffuse through.

Synonyms

  • spiritize
  • pervade
  • interpenetrate
  • penetrate
  • permeate
  • diffuse
  • perforate
  • spiritise

Antonyms

  • end
  • stay
  • pull out
  • leave

Etymology

  • redel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • riddil (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. riddle

verb. ['ˈrɪdəl'] speak in riddles.

Synonyms

  • intercommunicate

Antonyms

  • lend
  • refuse

Etymology

  • redel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • riddil (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. riddle

noun. ['ˈrɪdəl'] a coarse sieve (as for gravel).

Synonyms

  • screen

Antonyms

  • refresh
  • stand still

Etymology

  • redel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • riddil (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. riddle

verb. ['ˈrɪdəl'] separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff.

Synonyms

  • sieve
  • sift
  • screen

Antonyms

  • repel
  • arrive
  • sensitize
  • sensitise

Etymology

  • redel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • riddil (Middle English (1100-1500))
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