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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. Salvador Dalí:

    Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.

  2. Imam Ali, Peak of Eloquence (Nahjul Balagha):

    205. A greedy man will always find himself in the shackles of humility.

  3. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles.

  4. 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.

  5. Voltaire:

    ...So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.

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Translations for shackles

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