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1. Done with obvious effort or difficulty; such as, labored breathing or labored walking.
2. Lacking natural ease and grace: "He was a speaker who made many unnecessary labored repetitions and hesitations."
3. Exhibiting a great deal of effort; lacking grace, fluency, or spontaneity.
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labored (LAY buhrd) (adjective), more labored, most labored
1. Descriptive of movement that is stiff, strained, ponderous: The old woman moved in a labored way as she went up the steps to her apartment.
2. Descriptive of something as contrived, strained, unnatural, or forced: Logan's so-called jokes were so labored that his fellow workers didn't want to hear them.