(Talking about paying more for expedited access in an airport and amusement park…)
Expedited access to the Revenge of Mummy thrill ride may be
spirituallymorally less freighted than privileged access to an airport security check.
Here’s the question: what does the word “freighted” mean in the sentence?
I am confused because it seems weird in the meaning of “cargo”. Is there any other interpretation for the word?
“Freighted” in this usage, means carrying meaning beyond the literal. The question “where are you going” might be freighted with implications that you shouldn’t be doing so, when asked by a policeman. In the quote you gave, a close approximation might be “less emotionally stressful”.