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 ?
When I had done this, I blocked up the door of the tent with some boards within, and an empty chest set up on end without; and spreading one of the beds upon the ground, laying my two pistols just at my head, and my gun at length by me, I went to bed for the first time, and slept very quietly all night, for I was very weary and heavy; for the night before I had slept little, and had laboured very hard all day to fetch all those things from the ship, and to get them on shore.