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Wordnet 3.0


1. lacking natural ease;
- Example: "a labored style of debating"
[syn: labored, laboured, strained]

2. requiring or showing effort;
- Example: "heavy breathing"
- Example: "the subject made for labored reading"
[syn: heavy, labored, laboured]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Labored \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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 in servile occupations; to work; to toil. [1913 Webster] Adam, well may we labor still to dress This garden. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains. [1913 Webster] 3. To be oppressed with difficulties or disease; to do one's work under conditions which make it especially hard, wearisome; to move slowly, as against opposition, or under a burden; to be burdened; -- often with under, and formerly with of. [1913 Webster] The stone that labors up the hill. --Granville. [1913 Webster] The line too labors, and the words move slow. --Pope. [1913 Webster] To cure the disorder under which he labored. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. --Matt. xi. 28 [1913 Webster] 4. To be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor. [1913 Webster] 5. (Naut.) To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea. --Totten. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

labored adj 1: lacking natural ease; "a labored style of debating" [syn: labored, laboured, strained] 2: requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading" [syn: heavy, labored, laboured]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

104 Moby Thesaurus words for "labored": Herculean, Latinate, affected, alliterating, alliterative, arabesque, arduous, artificial, assonant, awkward, backbreaking, baroque, belabored, bombastic, burdensome, busy, chanting, chichi, chiming, cliche-ridden, clumsy, contrived, cramped, crushing, cumbrous, difficult, dingdong, effortful, elaborate, elegant, elephantine, excessive, fancy, farfetched, fine, flamboyant, florid, flowery, forced, formal, frilly, fussy, grueling, guinde, halting, hard, hard-earned, hard-fought, harping, heavy, hefty, high-wrought, humdrum, inept, inkhorn, jingle-jangle, jog-trot, killing, laborious, leaden, lumbering, luxuriant, luxurious, maladroit, monotone, monotonous, moresque, onerous, operose, oppressive, ornate, ostentatious, overdone, overelaborate, overelegant, overlabored, overworked, overwrought, painful, picturesque, pompous, ponderous, pretty-pretty, punishing, rhymed, rhyming, rich, rococo, sesquipedalian, singsong, stiff, stilted, strained, strenuous, tedious, toilsome, tough, troublesome, turgid, unnatural, unwieldy, uphill, wearisome, weighty