1 fraught with (of a situation or course of action) filled with or likely to result in (something undesirable)
2 Causing or affected by anxiety or stress.

Late Middle English, ‘laden, equipped’, past participle of obsolete fraught ‘load with cargo’, from Middle Dutch vrachten, from vracht ‘ship’s cargo’. Compare with freight.


Marvin mostly managed life’s baggage, and diligently tried tried to hide it in times fraught with stress. Unfortunately, recent events were rife with those times.


Life can be fraught
With negative thought
Though you know we ought
Have the joy we’ve sought.
Please understand, it can’t be bought.

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