Synonyms for (noun) riddle

riddle

a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

LESS SPECIFIC: sieve, screen


brain-teaser, riddle, enigma, conundrum

a difficult problem

LESS SPECIFIC: problem

Synonyms for (verb) riddle

riddle

set a difficult problem or riddle

riddle me a riddle


riddle

explain a riddle


riddle

speak in riddles

LESS SPECIFIC: communicate, intercommunicate


diffuse, penetrate, permeate, pervade, interpenetrate, 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

LESS SPECIFIC: penetrate, perforate


riddle

pierce with many holes

The bullets riddled his body

LESS SPECIFIC: pierce


riddle, screen

separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

LESS SPECIFIC: sieve, sift, strain