from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Produced or done with effort: the labored breathing of a very ill person.
- adj. Lacking natural ease; strained: a labored style of debating.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of labor.
- adj. Of an action that is difficult to perform.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bearing marks of labor and effort; elaborately wrought; not easy or natural
- adj. appearing to require strong effort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Laboriously formed; made or done with laborious pains or care.
- Bearing the marks of constrained or forced effort; not easy, natural, or spontaneous: as, a labored style of composition; a labored painting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. requiring or showing effort
- adj. lacking natural ease
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