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fraught

 (frôt)
adj.
1. Filled with a specified element or elements; charged: an incident fraught with danger; an evening fraught with high drama.
2. Marked by or causing distress; emotional: "an account of a fraught mother-daughter relationship" (Francesca Simon).
n. Scots
Freight; cargo.

[Middle English, past participle of fraughten, to load, from fraght, cargo; see freight, and from Middle Dutch vrachten, to load (from vracht, freight; see aik- in Indo-European roots).]

fraught

(frɔːt)
adj
1. (and foll by: with) filled or charged; attended: a venture fraught with peril.
2. informal showing or producing tension or anxiety: she looks rather fraught; a fraught situation.
3. archaic (and foll by: with) freighted
n
an obsolete word for freight
[C14: from Middle Dutch vrachten, from vracht freight]

fraught

(frɔt)

adj.
1. filled or attended (fol. by with).
2. Archaic. laden.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German vracht, freight charges]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fraught - marked by distress; "a fraught mother-daughter relationship"
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
2.fraught - filled with or attended with; "words fraught with meaning"; "an incident fraught with danger"; "a silence pregnant with suspense"
full - containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing"

fraught

adjective
1. (Informal) tense, trying, difficult, distressing, tricky, emotionally charged It has been a somewhat fraught day.
2. agitated, wired (slang), anxious, distressed, tense, distracted, emotive, uptight (informal), emotionally charged, strung-up, on tenterhooks, hag-ridden She's depressed, fraught, and exhausted.
fraught with filled with, full of, charged with, accompanied by, attended by, stuffed with, laden with, heavy with, bristling with, replete with, abounding with The production has been fraught with problems.
Translations

fraught

[frɔːt] ADJ
1. (= tense) → tenso
things got a bit fraughtla situación se puso difícil
2. to be fraught with [+ tension] → estar cargado de; [+ problems] → estar lleno de
to be fraught with dangerser peligrosísimo

fraught

[ˈfrɔːt] adj
(= stressful) [situation, day] → stressant(e)
(= full) fraught with [+ difficulties, problems] → chargé(e) de; [+ danger] → plein(e) de

fraught

adj
fraught with difficultyvoller Schwierigkeiten; fraught with dangergefahrvoll, voller Gefahren; fraught with tensionspannungsgeladen, voller Spannung; fraught with meaningbedeutungsschwer
(= anxious) meeting, relationship, situation, atmospheregespannt; personangespannt; timenervenaufreibend

fraught

[frɔːt] adj (tense) → teso/a
the situation is rather fraught → la situazione è un po' tesa
fraught with → pieno/a or carico/a di
fraught with danger → pieno/a di pericoli
References in classic literature ?
A dark unfathom'd tide Of interminable pride - A mystery, and a dream, Should my early life seem; I say that dream was fraught With a wild, and waking thought Of beings that have been, Which my spirit hath not seen, Had I let them pass me by, With a dreaming eye
Following on the Odes, we have much written in the same style, more often than not by women, or songs possibly written to be sung by them, always in a minor key, fraught with sadness, yet full of quiet resignation and pathos.
Without touching upon its uselessness in all points of view, he regarded the experiment as fraught with extreme danger, both to the citizens, who might sanction by their presence so reprehensible a spectacle, and also to the towns in the neighborhood of this deplorable cannon.
Thus differently from the adversaries of the proposed Constitution should I reason on the same subject, deducing arguments of safety from the very sources which they represent as fraught with danger and perdition.
The caprice of the winds, like the wilfulness of men, is fraught with the disastrous consequences of self-indulgence.
Meanwhile, councils went on in the kitchen at home, fraught with almost insupportable aggravation to my exasperated spirit.
It was a long climb up the face of the building, and one fraught with much danger, but there was no other way, and so I essayed the task.
Neither is this to be understood only of faithful counsel, which a man receiveth from his friend; but before you come to that, certain it is, that whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts, his wits and understanding do clarify and break up, in the communicating and discoursing with another; he tosseth his thoughts more easily; he marshalleth them more orderly, he seeth how they look when they are turned into words: finally, he waxeth wiser than himself; and that more by an hour's discourse, than by a day's meditation.
But this method he realized to be too fraught with danger, and so he commenced picking up solitary hunters with his long, deadly noose, stripping them of weapons and ornaments and dropping their bodies from a high tree into the village street during the still watches of the night.
The business of exploring each of them would be fraught with danger; but danger was only a natural factor of each day's life--it never appalled Tarzan.
To pass through these and find egress through the boma seemed a task too fraught with insurmountable obstacles to warrant even the slightest consideration, and yet there was no other way.
His venture was far too serious, and the results of exposure too fraught with danger, to permit of his taking any chances with a disloyal fellow-conspirator.