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Definitions for riddled
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. riddled(adj)

    (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"

  2. riddled(adj)

    spread throughout

    "cities riddled with corruption"

Wiktionary

  1. riddled(Adjective)

    Damaged throughout by holes.

  2. riddled(Adjective)

    Having (something) spread throughout, as if by an infestation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Riddled

    of Riddle

Freebase

  1. Riddled

    A mysterious villain known as the Riddler challenges Yin, secretly helped by Batman, to a number of riddles. Things are not what they seem from the riddles...

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of riddled in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of riddled in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of riddled in a Sentence

  1. James Scott:

    The cyber industry is riddled with faux experts and self-proclaimed scholars, Tallinn Manual 2.0 is a perfect example of what happens when cyber-upstarts try to proclaim authority on a topic they know nothing about.

  2. Tim Gore:

    The carbon market promised the world lots of things it has failed to deliver. The ETS is riddled with loopholes and in thrall to vested interest.

  3. John Steinbeck:

    Even while I protest the assembly-line production of our food, our songs, our language, and eventually our souls, I know that it was a rare home that baked good bread in the old days. Mother's cooking was with rare exceptions poor, that good unpasteurized milk touched only by flies and bits of manure crawled with bacteria, the healthy old-time life was riddled with aches, sudden death from unknown causes, and that sweet local speech I mourn was the child of illiteracy and ignorance. It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge in time, to protest against change, particularly change for the better.

  4. Lawanda McMullen:

    It just don't make no sense that a 7-year-old babylost her life in this McDonald's driveway. 7-year-old, six bullets riddled her little body because someone did a cowardly act.

  5. Nancy Seltzer:

    The ongoing campaign by the AP to denigrate Plácido Domingo is not only inaccurate but unethical. These new claims are riddled with inconsistencies and, as with the first story, in many ways, simply incorrect, due to an ongoing investigation, we will not comment on specifics, but we strongly dispute the misleading picture that the AP is attempting to paint of Mr. Domingo.

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