laboured


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laboured

(ˈleɪbəd) or

labored

adj
1. (of breathing) performed with difficulty
2. showing effort; contrived; lacking grace or fluency
ˈlabouredly, ˈlaboredly adv
ˈlabouredness, ˈlaboredness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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

laboured

adjective
1. difficult, forced, strained, heavy, awkward From his slow walk and laboured breathing, she realized he was not well.
2. contrived, studied, affected, awkward, unnatural, overdone, ponderous, overwrought The prose of his official communications was so laboured, pompous and verbose.
Translations

laboured

labored (US) [ˈleɪbəd] ADJ [breathing] → pesado; [style] → forzado; [text] → farragoso, recargado

laboured

[ˈleɪbərd] (British) labored (US) adj
[breathing] → laborieux/euse
[movement] → laborieux/euse
[style] → laborieux/euse
the laboured writing of a seven-year-old → l'écriture laborieuse d'un enfant de sept ans

laboured

, (US) labored
adjschwerfällig; breathingschwer

laboured

labored (Am) [ˈleɪbəd] adj (breathing) → affannoso/a; (style) → pesante
References in classic literature ?
2, Who laboured with great industry To make it fair and true.
But there was no peculiar disgrace in this; for it was very much the case with the chief of their visitors, who almost all laboured under one or other of these disqualifications for being agreeable--Want of sense, either natural or improved--want of elegance--want of spirits--or want of temper.
Hareton's chest heaved in silence a minute: he laboured under a severe sense of mortification and wrath, which it was no easy task to suppress.
By degrees, in the pauses of his quick and laboured breathing, he was heard to say:
The difficulties under which they had laboured all night, and which had found utterance in the most terrific gasps and snorts, are not to be conceived.
This possibility was Nancy's chief comfort; and to give it greater strength, she laboured to make it impossible that any other wife should have had more perfect tenderness.
more talent than the laboured masterpieces of others.