- done or made with difficulty; heavy: labored breathing.
- exhibiting a great deal of effort; lacking grace, fluency, or spontaneity: a labored prose style.
Origin of labored
2. See elaborate.
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2. overdone, ornate, unnatural, stiff.
1. simple, easy. 2. plain, natural.
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Examples from the Web for unlabored
It fits into John's conception with unlabored simplicity and naturalness.Quiet Talks about Jesus
S. D. Gordon
The community masque draws out of the unlabored and untrammeled resources of our national life its inspiration and its theme.Literature in the Making
This unlabored manner of expressing great thoughts is particularly worthy of attention.
Word Origin and History for unlabored
also laboured, "learned," mid-15c., past participle adjective from labor (v.). Meaning "done with much labor" is from c.1600.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper