fraught with


: full of (something bad or unwanted)
The situation was fraught with danger.
The paper was poorly researched and fraught with errors.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Inside the Mars simulations preparing humans for life on the red planet 1 of 14 CNN — The road to Mars is long and fraught with peril. Thomas Page, CNN, 16 May 2023 However, attempting to make such transitions at scale in such a short period is fraught with problems, risks, and unanticipated consequences that need honest and open recognition so they can be actively and realistically addressed. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Mar. 2023 Despite having the largest economy in Africa, per Statista, Nigeria has been fraught with financial hardships and rising levels of violence under Buhari's tenure. Justin Klawans, The Week, 25 Feb. 2023 What is normally a simple procedure was instead fraught with drama - with popcorn in the House, a walkout and near-fight among Republicans, and a phone call from former president Donald Trump. Victoria Bisset,, 8 Jan. 2023 Fish farming has been fraught with issues, from crowded pens to the use of antibiotics and GMO feed. Quartz, 10 Nov. 2022 Surrogacy is fraught with ethical and emotional challenges, and carrying a pregnancy for a close relative only compounds some of those concerns. Hannah Baggenstoss, STAT, 6 Oct. 2022 The Massachusetts project was fraught with ambiguity from the start. Ned Blackhawk, Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2022 By the later twentieth century, premières at the Met had become rare occurrences, fraught with expectations. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 26 Sep. 2022 See More

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“Fraught with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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