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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fet-er]
    • /ˈfɛt ər/
    • /ˈfet.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fet-er]
    • /ˈfɛt ər/

Definitions of fettered word

  • noun fettered a chain or shackle placed on the feet. 1
  • noun fettered Usually, fetters. anything that confines or restrains: Boredom puts fetters upon the imagination. 1
  • verb with object fettered to put fetters upon. 1
  • verb with object fettered to confine; restrain. 1
  • noun fettered Simple past tense and past participle of fetter. 1
  • adjective fettered Bound by chains or shackles. 0

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Origin of fettered

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English, Old English feter; cognate with Old High German fezzera, Old Norse fjǫturr; akin to foot

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Parts of speech for Fettered


fettered popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fettered usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fettered

adjective fettered

  • decision-making — the act or process of making decisions
  • bonded — A bonded company has entered into a legal agreement which offers its customers some protection if the company does not fulfil its contract with them.
  • responsible — answerable or accountable, as for something within one's power, control, or management (often followed by to or for): He is responsible to the president for his decisions.
  • restricted — confined; limited.
  • duty-bound — If you say you are duty-bound to do something, you are emphasizing that you feel it is your duty to do it.

Antonyms for fettered

adjective fettered

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