(adjective, verb)


1. of an action that is difficult to perform.

- a labored style of debating

Similar word(s): awkward, labored, strained

2. requiring or showing effort

- the subject made for labored reading

Similar word(s): effortful, heavy, labored

Sentences with laboured as an adjective:

- At the end of the marathon, her laboured breathing told us she was exhausted.


1. simple past tense and past participle of labour