Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

fraught with

fraught with
Meaning(s)
1) full of, has the potential to provide/produce negative results
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional LowSocial
    • fraught with danger/tension
  • Analysis
     ‘Fraught with’ is an expression used to describe a situation or decision which has the potential to produce negative or undesirable results. It can also be used in situations to mean ‘full of’. Fraught usually collocates with the word ‘danger’. This is a formal word with a negative connotation used in social and professional contexts.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. I think investing so much money into this project is a bad idea. It's too risky, it's fraught with danger.
    2. We can't publish this report. It's fraught with inconsistencies and mistakes.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When I realised I had been robbed of my wallet and phone I was fraught with worry.
    2. My relationship with my mother was always fraught due to her addictive behaviour.
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