Definition of Laboured

1. Adjective. Lacking natural ease. "A labored style of debating"

Exact synonyms: Labored, Strained
Similar to: Awkward



2. Adjective. Requiring or showing effort. "The subject made for labored reading"
Exact synonyms: Heavy, Labored
Similar to: Effortful

Definition of Laboured

1. Verb. (past of labour) ¹

2. Adjective. Of an action that is difficult to perform. ¹

3. Adjective. Of writing or speech or similar, stilted or not natural due to too much effort being used in the production. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Laboured

1. labour [v] - See also: labour

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laboured

laborsome
labour
labour'd
labour-intensive
labour camp
labour camps
labour complications
labour force
labour of love
labour onset
labour presentation
labour union
labour unions
labouratory
laboured (current term)
laboured respiration
labouredly
labourer
labourers
labourest
laboureth
labouring
labourious
labouriously
labourless
labourous
labourously
labours
labours of love

Literary usage of Laboured

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In the spring of 1634 Father John Altham, a Jesuit companion of Father Andrew White, the Maryland missionary, laboured amongst some of the Virginia tribes ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"1430-1479), Italian painter, was probably born at Messina about the beginning of the isth century, and laboured at his art for some time in bis native ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"orators who, ir studied panegyrics, have laboured to exalt the glory of Constantine. Nine years after the Roman victory Naza- ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"laboured so many years and with such diligence of study. Although I promised to obey him, he reflected, like a man of sense, ..."

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