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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fettered, shackledadjective

    bound by chains fastened around the ankles


  1. fetteredadjective

    Bound by chains or shackles

  2. fetteredadjective



  1. Fettered

    Fettered is a 1919 British silent drama film directed by Arrigo Bocchi and starring Manora Thew, Hayford Hobbs and Fred Morgan. The film is based on a novel by Joan Sutherland.


  1. fettered

    Fettered generally means to be restricted or restrained in some way, often referring to one's freedom or mobility. It can be used metaphorically to describe limitations on ideas, choices, or actions. It comes from the term "fetters," which are chains or manacles used to bind someone's ankles or wrists.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fetteredadjective

    seeming as if fettered, as the feet of certain animals which bend backward, and appear unfit for walking

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fettered in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fettered in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of fettered in a Sentence

  1. Robert Browning:

    So free we seem, so fettered we are!

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. proprietary
    • B. ambidextrous
    • C. epidemic
    • D. adscripted

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