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  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.

Origin of labored

First recorded in 1525–35; labor + -ed2

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2. See elaborate.

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Other words from labored

  • la·bored·ly, adverb
  • la·bored·ness, noun
  • un·la·bored, adjective
  • well-labored, adjective

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