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1. (of breathing) performed with difficulty
2. showing effort; contrived; lacking grace or fluency
ˈlabouredly, ˈlaboredly adv
ˈlabouredness, ˈlaboredness n
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|Adj.||1.||laboured - lacking natural ease; "a labored style of debating"|
awkward - lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
|2.||laboured - requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"|
effortful - requiring great physical effort