Dappled vs Riddled - What's the difference?

dappled | riddled |


As adjectives the difference between dappled and riddled

is that dappled is having a mottled or spotted skin or coat, dapple while riddled is damaged throughout by holes.

As verbs the difference between dappled and riddled

is that dappled is (dapple) while riddled is (riddle).

dappled

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having a mottled or spotted skin or coat, dapple.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (dapple)
  • riddled

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Damaged throughout by holes.
  • Having (something) spread throughout, as if by an infestation.
  • #
  • The minister claimed that the old benefits system was riddled with abuse and fraud.
  • #
  • #* 2008 , Joan London, The Good Parents , Random House Australia, ISBN 978-1-74166-793-6, page 235:
  • They took a swig each from an old bottle of sherry and ate some stale digestive biscuits sealed in a tin in the mouse-riddled cupboards.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (riddle)
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