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English definition of “fraught”


adjective (FULL OF)    /frɔːt/ US  /frɑːt/
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 .Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of fraught adjective (FULL OF) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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