Definition of Labored

1. Adjective. Lacking natural ease. "A labored style of debating"

Exact synonyms: Laboured, Strained
Similar to: Awkward

2. Adjective. Requiring or showing effort. "The subject made for labored reading"
Exact synonyms: Heavy, Laboured
Similar to: Effortful

Definition of Labored

1. a. Bearing marks of labor and effort; elaborately wrought; not easy or natural; as, labored poetry; a labored style.

Definition of Labored

1. Verb. (past of labor) ¹

2. Adjective. Of an action that is difficult to perform. ¹

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Definition of Labored

1. labor [v] - See also: labor

Lexicographical Neighbors of Labored

labor resources
labor union
labor unions
laboratory animal science
laboratory bench
laboratory chemicals
laboratory coat
laboratory diagnosis
laboratory infection
laboratory personnel
laboratory techniques and procedures
labored (current term)
labored breathing

Literary usage of Labored

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report (1894)
"WITH THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS, J Help those women, for they labored with me in the Gospel. ... labored ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... to the Protestant 'Magdeburg Centuries,' comprising valuable documents from the papal archives, on which he labored from the year 1580 until his death. ..."

3. Annual Report by Hawaiian Evangelical Association (1908)
"Those Women Who labored in the Gospel. A very interesting report comes to us from OUR UNION Mrs. RB Baker concerning the Central Kona CHURCH IN Church at ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"EP Roe never attracted literary merit; their style is labored, often much attention from the newspapers (and "pretentious, and their plots and situations ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Edward Aloysius Pace, Charles George Herbermann (1922)
"Proselytism and all other activi- churches and the Protestant denominations and ties detrimental to the prevailing religion are labored with them on thei ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"... where he labored till his death, surrounded by a large circle of friends, and highly esteemed. In 1S40 he was appointed archdeacon of Lewes in (be ..."

7. Thirty Years' View, Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1856)
"If not, the writer will still have one consolation—the knowledge of the fact that he has labored in his day and generation, to preserve and perpetuate the ..."

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