- Archaic. filled or laden (with): ships fraught with precious wares.
- Scot. a load; cargo; freight (of a ship).
- fraught with, full of; accompanied by; involving: a task fraught with danger.
Origin of fraught
Examples from the Web for fraught
Due to the fraught relations between Turkey and Greece, he was safe.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler
November 14, 2014
But it is their fraught emotional relationship that makes the story so explosive.Michael Sheen’s Masterful Study of Sex and Insecurity
September 28, 2014
Even though we have an African-American president, the topic of race is fraught with triggers, as Ferguson shows.Slaves In A Family's Past Haunt The Present
August 28, 2014
A mall full of scared kids battling a lethal enemy—or just the fraught road to adulthood?The War Inside: Terrorism & Teenhood in ‘No Dawn Without Darkness’
August 3, 2014
So what do I, a relative outsider to the indie game dev community, have to add to this fraught conversation?The Case Against Cards Against Humanity: Is Max Temkin a Horrible Person? (Does It Matter?)
July 29, 2014
There was infinite pathos in the tones as she repeated the words so fraught with dreadfulness.Within the Law
His mind was fraught with independence, magnanimity, and every manly virtue.The Letters of Robert Burns
Not only was such an act sacrilegious in its nature, but it was fraught with peril.White Fang
Yet their embrace was fraught with suffering and they released one another.The Fortune of the Rougons
The ride had been nightmare-like, fraught every second with peril.Raiders Invisible
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- (usually postpositive and foll by with) filled or charged; attendeda venture fraught with peril
- informal showing or producing tension or anxietyshe looks rather fraught; a fraught situation
- archaic (usually postpositive and foll by with) freighted
- an obsolete word for freight
Word Origin and History for fraught
early 14c., "laden" (of vessels), past participle of Middle English fraughten "to load (a ship) with cargo," from fraght "cargo, lading of a ship" (early 13c.), variant of freight; influenced by Middle Dutch vrachten "to load or furnish with cargo," from Proto-Germanic *fra-aihtiz (see freight (n.)). Figurative sense is first attested 1570s.