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labored

[ ley-berd ]
/ ˈleɪ bərd /
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adjective
done or made with difficulty; heavy: labored breathing.
exhibiting a great deal of effort; lacking grace, fluency, or spontaneity: a labored prose style.
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Origin of labored

First recorded in 1525–35; labor + -ed2

synonym study for labored

2. See elaborate.

OTHER WORDS FROM labored

la·bored·ly, adverbla·bored·ness, nounun·la·bored, adjectivewell-labored, adjective
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