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Synonyms for fetter
ˈfɛt ərfet·ter

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. fetter

    Bonds may be of cord, leather, or any other substance that can bind; chains are of linked metal. Manacles and handcuffs are for the hands, fetters are primarily chains or jointed iron fastenings for the feet; gyves may be for either. A shackle is a metallic ring, clasp, or bracelet-like fastening for encircling and restraining a limb: commonly one of a pair, used either for hands or feet. Bonds, fetters, and chains are used in a general way for almost any form of restraint. Gyves is now wholly poetic, and the other words are mostly restricted to the literary style; handcuffs is the specific and irons the general term in popular usage; as, the prisoner was put in irons. Bonds, chains, and shackles are frequently used in the metaphorical sense.

    bondage, bonds, chains, custody, durance, duress, gyves, handcuffs, imprisonment, irons, manacles, shackles

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. fetter

    manacle, hinder, restrain, clog, impede, shackle

    free, liberate, expedite, accelerate

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. fetter, hobbleverb

    a shackle for the ankles or feet

    limp, hitch, hobble

  2. fetter, shackleverb

    restrain with fetters

    shackle, pinion

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fetternoun

    shackle (for the feet), chain, bond, clog, hamper

  2. fetterverb

    shackle (the feet), clog, trammel, hamper, put fetters on

  3. fetterverb

    chain, bind, tie, confine, restrain

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fetternoun

    shackle, bond, hamper, restraint

  2. fetterverb

    shackle, manacle, hamper, restrain, impede

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  1. Epictetus:

    Me in chains? You may fetter my leg but my will, not even Zeus himself can overpower.

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  • оковавам, ограничавам, букаи, окови, спъвамBulgarian
  • engrillonar, obstacle, impedir, grillóCatalan, Valencian
  • poutoCzech
  • FußschellenGerman
  • aherrojar, grillos, traba, manea, pihuela, impedir, pihuelas, obstáculo, engrillarSpanish
  • قید و بند, بند, غل و زنجیر, قید, بستنPersian
  • kahleet, rajoittaa, kahle, kahlitaFinnish
  • entrave, entraverFrench
  • cuibhrighIrish
  • cuibhrich, cuibhreach, dì-leumScottish Gaelic
  • béklyó, lábbilincs, bilincs, láncHungarian
  • katenizarIdo
  • hlekkja, fjötraIcelandic
  • incatenare, ceppi, ostacoli, ostacolare, ferriItalian
  • teneoLatin
  • оковува, о́ков, пра́нгаMacedonian
  • ထူးBurmese
  • boeienDutch
  • pęto, pęta, okowy, kajdanyPolish
  • prender, grilhetas, peia, ferros, agrilhoar, grilhões, acorrentar, encadearPortuguese
  • пу́ты, связывать, кандалы́, око́вы, сковывать, заковыватьRussian
  • राहुलSanskrit
  • fjättra, fotbojaSwedish
  • prangaTurkish
  • efirdjî, aroke, epîtoe, epasturer, atna, epîterWalloon
  • פעטערYiddish

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