laboured

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

(mostly U.S.): labored.

Verb[edit]

laboured

  1. simple past tense and past participle of labour

Adjective[edit]

laboured (comparative more laboured, superlative most laboured)

  1. Of an action that is difficult to perform.
    At the end of the marathon, her laboured breathing told us she was exhausted.
  2. Of writing or speech or similar, stilted or not natural due to too much effort being used in the production.