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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Past participle of fraught 'to load, fill' (14-19 centuries), from Middle Dutch vracht 'load'

fraught

adjective
     
fraught
1

fraught with problems/difficulties/danger etc

full of problems etc:
Their marriage has been fraught with difficulties.
2 full of anxiety or worry [= tense]:
Julie sounded rather fraught.

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