Pronunciation of Labored
/lˈe͡ɪbəd/, /lˈeɪbəd/, /l_ˈeɪ_b_ə_d/
Synonyms for labored:
Other synonyms and related words:
hard, lowering, elephantine, lumbering, fleshy, leaden, dense, effortful, cloggy, threatening, grievous, chesty, laboured, contrived, strained, heavy, toilsome, undivided, arduous, heavy-handed, punishing, awkward, ponderous, grave, respiratory, backbreaking, weighty, overweight, laborious, impenetrable, sullen, elaborate, indrawn, bronchial, difficult, gruelling, sound, profound, clayey, agonistic, weighed down, sonorous, shallow, deep, heavily, forced, grueling.
difficult to understand, unclear (adjective)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for labored:
- In common with other early workers he labored at the disadvantage of having few tools. - "Christopher and the Clockmakers", Sara Ware Bassett.
- At times he roused himself to be polite to her, and made a labored effort to do something to amuse her, just as if she had been visiting him as a favor and he felt in duty bound to make the time pass pleasantly, but she troubled him so little with herself, that nearly always he forgot her. - "Marcia Schuyler", Grace Livingston Hill Lutz.
- For the sake of the girl who had maintained his innocence with steadfast faith, the suspicion under which he labored must be dispelled. - "Prescott of Saskatchewan", Harold Bindloss.