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 for labored
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Labored \La"bored\, a.
     1. Bearing marks of labor and effort; elaborately wrought;
        not easy or natural; as, labored poetry; a labored style.
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     2. appearing to require strong effort; as, labored breathing.
     Syn: heavy, laboured.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Labor \La"bor\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Labored; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Laboring.] [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See
     Labor, n.] [Written also labour.]
     1. To exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with
        painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to
        work; to toil.
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              Adam, well may we labor still to dress
              This garden.                          --Milton.
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     2. To exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any
        design; to strive; to take pains.
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     3. To be oppressed with difficulties or disease; to do one's
        work under conditions which make it especially hard,
        wearisome; to move slowly, as against opposition, or under
        a burden; to be burdened; -- often with under, and
        formerly with of.
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              The stone that labors up the hill.    --Granville.
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              The line too labors, and the words move slow.
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              To cure the disorder under which he labored. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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              Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden,
              and I will give you rest.             --Matt. xi. 28
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     4. To be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be
        in labor.
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     5. (Naut.) To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent
        sea. --Totten.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lacking natural ease; "a labored style of debating" [syn:
             labored, laboured, strained]
      2: requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject
         made for labored reading" [syn: heavy, labored,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "labored":
     Herculean, Latinate, affected, alliterating, alliterative,
     arabesque, arduous, artificial, assonant, awkward, backbreaking,
     baroque, belabored, bombastic, burdensome, busy, chanting, chichi,
     chiming, cliche-ridden, clumsy, contrived, cramped, crushing,
     cumbrous, difficult, dingdong, effortful, elaborate, elegant,
     elephantine, excessive, fancy, farfetched, fine, flamboyant,
     florid, flowery, forced, formal, frilly, fussy, grueling, guinde,
     halting, hard, hard-earned, hard-fought, harping, heavy, hefty,
     high-wrought, humdrum, inept, inkhorn, jingle-jangle, jog-trot,
     killing, laborious, leaden, lumbering, luxuriant, luxurious,
     maladroit, monotone, monotonous, moresque, onerous, operose,
     oppressive, ornate, ostentatious, overdone, overelaborate,
     overelegant, overlabored, overworked, overwrought, painful,
     picturesque, pompous, ponderous, pretty-pretty, punishing, rhymed,
     rhyming, rich, rococo, sesquipedalian, singsong, stiff, stilted,
     strained, strenuous, tedious, toilsome, tough, troublesome, turgid,
     unnatural, unwieldy, uphill, wearisome, weighty

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