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la·bored

labored

 
pronunciation:
leI brd
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: produced with difficulty or effort.
His labored breathing was cause for concern.
synonyms:
ponderous, strained, strenuous
similar words:
arduous, difficult, forced, heavy, laborious
definition 2: lacking style or spontaneity.
The writing is labored and dull.
synonyms:
heavy-handed, ponderous, wooden
similar words:
artificial, complicated, contrived, forced, formal, stiff, stilted, strained
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derivations: laboredly (adv.), laboredness (n.)