[ uhn-rid-l ]
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verb (used with object),un·rid·dled, un·rid·dling.
  1. to solve (a riddle, mystery, etc.).

Origin of unriddle

First recorded in 1580–90; un-2 + riddle1

Other words from unriddle

  • un·rid·dler, noun

Words Nearby unriddle

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How to use unriddle in a sentence

  • Morton could not unriddle the conduct of his friend, for he knew that his most trivial action was not meaningless.

    Alone | Marion Harland
  • Meanwhile he looked back at that box on the grand tier, striving to unriddle the mystery of his knowledge of those two persons.

  • Cecil, who had no idea that labour could be its own reward, was very desirous to unriddle my perseverance in the study of Gaelic.

    Discipline | Mary Brunton
  • Who knows better than you, Marquis, what enigmas they are to unriddle?

  • I'll not be seen; but to my old appointment with Theodosia, and desire her to unriddle it.

British Dictionary definitions for unriddle


/ (ʌnˈrɪdəl) /

  1. (tr) to solve or puzzle out

Origin of unriddle

C16: from un- ² + riddle 1

Derived forms of unriddle

  • unriddler, noun

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