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fraught

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fraught

  1. 1 possessing or covered with great numbers or amounts of something specified <every room in my childhood home is fraught with memories> Synonyms abounding, abundant, awash, flush, rife, lousy, replete, swarming, teeming, thick, throngingRelated Words brimming, bulging, bursting, chock-full (or chockful), crammed, crowded, fat, filled, full, jammed, jam-packed, loaded, packed, saturated, stuffed; clogged, congested, overcrowded, overfilled, overflowing, overfull, overladen, overloaded, overstuffed, surfeited; alive, animated, astir, bustling, busy, buzzing, humming, livelyNear Antonyms bare, barren, blank, devoid, empty, stark, vacant, void; depleted, drained, exhausted; deficient, incomplete, insufficient, short

  2. 2 marked by or causing agitation or uncomfortable feelings <had a fraught meeting with his estranged wife to discuss a divorce settlement> Synonyms agitating, anxious, creepy, disquieting, distressful, distressing, disturbing, nervous, hairy, nail-biting, nerve-racking (or nerve-wracking), restless, tense, uneasy, unnerving, unsettling, worrisomeRelated Words bothersome, troublesome; foreboding, misgiving; discouraging, disheartening, strained; restive, restless, unrestful; awkward, embarrassingNear Antonyms restful; pacificAntonyms calming, comfortable, easy, peaceful, quiet, quieting, tranquil





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