Definition of riddling in English:

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riddling

Pronunciation: /ˈrɪdlɪŋ/

adjective

Speaking or expressed in riddles; enigmatic: the riddling sphinx
More example sentences
  • I regarded her as an archeologist might regard the riddling Sphinx.
  • Knowing that either revealing this secret or pretending not to have solved the riddle will bring about his death, Pericles gives a riddling answer, whereby he warns the King without exposing him.
  • The key scene is one in which Nathan is forced by Saladin to declare whether Jews, Muslims or Christians represent the true faith: he answers with a riddling fable and a plea for humility before the love of God.

Derivatives

riddlingly

adverb
Example sentences
  • Not as tricky as it sounded, though my result is pompous, Romanticised and riddlingly obscure.

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