Pervious vs Riddled - What's the difference?

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Pervious is a related term of riddled.


As adjectives the difference between pervious and riddled

is that pervious is admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable while riddled is damaged throughout by holes.

As a verb riddled is

(riddle).

pervious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable.
  • a pervious soil
  • * Alexander Pope
  • [Doors] pervious to winds, and open every way.
  • Accepting of new ideas.
  • Capable of being penetrated, or seen through, by physical or mental vision.
  • * (Jeremy Taylor)
  • God, whose secrets are pervious to no eye.
  • (obsolete) Capable of penetrating or pervading.
  • (Prior)
  • (zoology) open; perforate, as applied to the nostrils of birds
  • Antonyms

    * impervious

    See also

    * permeable * porous

    Anagrams

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    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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