Labored

  • 1Labored — La bored, a. 1. Bearing marks of labor and effort; elaborately wrought; not easy or natural; as, labored poetry; a labored style. [1913 Webster] 2. appearing to require strong effort; as, labored breathing. Syn: heavy, laboured. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 2labored — labored; un·labored; …

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  • 3labored — index difficult, elaborate, painstaking, ponderous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4labored — (adj.) also laboured, learned, mid 15c., pp. adjective from LABOR (Cf. labor) (v.). Meaning done with much labor is from c.1600 …

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  • 5labored — *forced, strained, farfetched Analogous words: *heavy, ponderous, weighty: *awkward, clumsy, maladroit, inept: *stiff, wooden, rigid …

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  • 6labored — [adj] difficult to understand, unclear affected, arduous, awkward, clumsy, contrived, effortful, forced, hard, heavy, inept, maladroit, operose, overdone, overwrought, ponderous, stiff, strained, strenuous, studied, toilsome, unnatural, uphill*,… …

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  • 7labored — [lā′bərd] adj. made or done with great effort; not effortless and natural; strained …

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  • 8Labored — Labor La bor, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Labored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Laboring}.] [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See {Labor}, n.] [Written also {labour}.] 1. To exert muscular strength; to exert one s strength with painful effort, particularly… …

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  • 9labored — adjective Date: 1608 produced or performed with labor < labored breathing >; also lacking ease of expression < a labored speech > …

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  • 10labored — laboredly, adv. laboredness, n. /lay beuhrd/, adj. 1. done or made with difficulty; heavy: labored breathing. 2. exhibiting a great deal of effort; lacking grace, fluency, or spontaneity: a labored prose style. [1525 35; LABOR + ED2] Syn. 2.&#8230; …

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  • 11labored — la|bored [ leıbərd ] adjective 1. ) speaking, writing, or performing in a way that is not natural or interesting because it seems as though you are making too much effort: I thought the book was rather labored in parts. 2. ) if someone s&#8230; …

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  • 12labored — adjective 1) labored breathing Syn: strained, difficult, forced, laborious 2) Wang s labored alibi only hurt his defense Syn: contrived, strained, stilted, forced, stiff, unnatural, artificial …

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  • 13labored — la•bored [[t]ˈleɪ bərd[/t]] adj. 1) done or made with difficulty; heavy: labored breathing[/ex] 2) showing the effects of great effort; strained: labored writing[/ex] • Etymology: 1525–35 la′bored•ly, adv …

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  • 14labored — adjective 1. lacking natural ease a labored style of debating • Syn: ↑laboured, ↑strained • Similar to: ↑awkward 2. requiring or showing effort heavy breathing …

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  • 15labored — adjective Of an action that is difficult to perform. At the end of the marathon, her labored breathing told us she was exhausted …

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  • 16labored — la·bored lā bərd adj produced or performed with difficulty or strain &LT;labored breathing&GT; …

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  • 17labored — Synonyms and related words: Herculean, Latinate, affected, alliterating, alliterative, arabesque, arduous, artificial, assonant, awkward, backbreaking, baroque, belabored, bombastic, burdensome, busy, chanting, chichi, chiming, cliche ridden,&#8230; …

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  • 18labored — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. heavy, difficult; stiff, formal, unnatural. See difficulty, inelegance.Ant., easy. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. forced, strained, heavy; see difficult 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. strained,&#8230; …

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  • 19labored — la|bored [ˈleıbəd US bərd] adj the American spelling of ↑laboured …

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  • 20labored — la·bored || leɪbÉ™(r)d adj. done with difficulty, heavy (as of breathing); forced, constrained; artificial, unnaturaln. strenuous physical or mental work, toil, exertion; job or work that must be accomplished; work force, workers; working&#8230; …

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