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Related to labored: labored breathing


1. Produced or done with effort: the labored breathing of a very ill person.
2. Lacking natural ease; strained: a labored style of debating.


(ˈleɪ bərd)

1. done or made with difficulty; heavy: labored breathing.
2. showing the effects of great effort; strained: labored writing.
la′bored•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.labored - 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.labored - requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
effortful - requiring great physical effort


1. Not natural or spontaneous:
2. Lacking fluency or gracefulness:


a. laborioso-a, trabajoso-a;
___ breathingrespiración jadeante.
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(1) A group of women who labored in water were significantly less likely to require obstetric intervention than were a comparable group whose labor was managed with standard augmentation; those in the immersion group also reported less pain and greater satisfaction with some aspects of the approach.
Especially in fields where mass picketing was not necessary to achieve organization, and where unskilled workers labored in small numbers at widely scattered worksites, an exploitative union like Teamsters Local 272 could emerge.
As worker-priests lived and labored in the working-class neighborhoods of Paris, Lyons, and other French and Belgian cities, they became active in both the peace and labor movements.