No question these are fraught times for Republican lawmakers—especially those who fancy themselves contenders for 2016.
Even though we have an African-American president, the topic of race is fraught with triggers, as Ferguson shows.
I do not envy him this ministry of reconciliation, which is fraught with complexity and nuance.
early 14c., "laden" (of vessels), past participle of Middle English fraughten "to load (a ship) with cargo," from fraght "cargo, lading of a ship" (early 13c.), variant of freight; influenced by Middle Dutch vrachten "to load or furnish with cargo," from Proto-Germanic *fra-aihtiz (see freight (n.)). Figurative sense is first attested 1570s.