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  1. shacklesnoun

    Synonyms:
    fetter, manacles

  2. shacklesnoun

    Restraints, (usually metal) often joined by a chain, placed around a prisoner's wrists or ankles to restrict their movement.

    Synonyms:
    manacles, fetter

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shackles

    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.

    Synonyms:
    bondage, bonds, chains, custody, durance, duress, fetter, gyves, handcuffs, imprisonment, irons, manacles

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shacklesnoun

    Synonyms:
    fetters, gyves, irons, manacles, chains, hampers

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shackles":

    fetters, chains, irons, handcuffs, cuffs, strings

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How to use shackles in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.

  2. Scott C. Holstad:

    Winter is a long descent Into hell, a daring Kidnapper, on whose lips Rest the word always. Look upon it as the rains Do, leafless trees blowing Earthward like constraints, Shackles of the soul.

  3. Fischel Benkhald:

    It feels like shackles have been removed from me and I feel a great sense of liberty now.

  4. Barack Obama:

    Today, America chooses to cut loose the shackles of the past, so as to reach for a better future for the Cuban people, for the American people, for our entire hemisphere and for the world.

  5. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    2024 will be 35 years after we shook off the shackles of oppression and celebrated our freedom, organizing an Olympic Games would be the pinnacle of this historical process. We are not only competing for ourselves, but representing the whole region.


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