Wordle 499 infuriates players with 'difficult' challenge, 'Sod off Wordle'

Wordle 499 has infuriated Wordle players with a recent tricky challenge, but what is the meaning and definition of this word?

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A certain word has infuriated a number of Wordle players who struggled to solve a particularly uncommon five-letter word on Monday, October 31, 2022.

Wordle players have been totally stumped by yet another tricky five-letter word as the game makers at the New York Times challenged players to solve an unfamiliar word.

While this isn't the first time players have been thrown a curveball - as words such as; leerycoylyquart, and agape have caused a lot of frustration for fans in the past - this challenge on October 31, posed a particularly hard challenge for fans.


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The answer for the Wordle challenge on October 31 was 'aptly.' This stumped a number of players who took to social media to complain about the difficulty of this challenge.

"Wordle 499 X/6 This one was way too difficult and I would never have gotten it. I just gave up," said one player. Another agreed and said, "I give up Wordle 499 X/6."

One player simply said, "Wordle 499 X/6 S*d off Wordle." 

Even the players who solved the puzzle agreed that it was a particularly challenging word. "That was a difficult word.... Wordle 499 3/6," said one player

"Wordle 499 4/6 #Wordle499 #Wordle #wordler Frustrating. I stared at those out-of-place letters for so long," said another.

"That was a hard one, got stuck for 15 minutes after the third line, long time for me as I usually just get frustrated and guess after 5. Wordle 499 4/6," added yet another player.

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Aptly meaning

Many players struggled with this challenge because they were simply unfamiliar with this term. The word is not particularly common in everyday life, so what does the word aptly mean?

The Cambridge dictionary defines the word 'aptly' as an adverb that means, 'in a way that is suitable or right for a particular situation'. An example of the word being used in a sentence could be, 'We spent a week at the aptly named Grand View Hotel'.

The word 'aptly' stems from the adjective 'apt,' which is slightly more common in day to day language. Apt means 'appropriate or suitable in the circumstances'. For example, you could say, 'James and Martha's spooky skeleton costumes could not have been more apt for the Halloween party.'

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If you struggled to solve this Wordle challenge, don't worry, you are not alone! This was a particularly tough challenge that stumped a lot of players. However, if you want to improve at this game, there are a number of Wordle hacks and Wordle tricks, that may help.

If you fancy something a little different instead, there are a number of Wordle alternatives that are just like Wordle, but with a slightly different twist to keep players on their toes!

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