Synonyms for Shackles:
vises, dungeons, keeps, brigs, pounds, Cells, Prisons, coolers, Penitentiaries, strongholds, pinions, irons, jailhouses, Pillories, lockups, oubliettes, Pens, reformatories, penal colonies, coops, gaols, stockades, reform schools.
impediments, detentions, restraints, constraints, confinements, Inhibitions, restrictions, strictures, hindrances, Constrictions, blockages.
sentences, incarcerates, cages, handcuffs, straight jackets, fetters, jails, harnesses, impounds, imprisons, fences, condemns, locks up, manacles.
binds, controls, tethers, detains, collars, impedes, restrains, leashes, confines, inhibits, restricts, constricts, constrains, bridles, hinders.
Usage examples for shackles
In the course of years he grew more and more impatient of the shackles that bound him to business routine, and, realizing the powers within him, he drew away gradually from purely manufacturing occupations, determining deliberately to devote his life to inventive work, and to depend upon its results as a means of subsistence. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin