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English definition of “fraught”

fraught

adjective uk   /frɔːt/ us    /frɑːt/

fraught adjective (FULL OF)

fraught with full of unpleasant things such as problems or dangers: The negotiations have been fraught with difficulties/problems right from the start. From beginning to end, the airlift was fraught with risks.

fraught adjective (ANXIOUS)

causing or having extreme worry or anxiety: This is one of the most fraught weekends of the year for the security forces. The atmosphere in the office is rather fraught.
(Definition of fraught from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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