Definitions for laboredˈleɪ bərd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
done or made with difficulty; heavy:
showing the effects of great effort; strained:
Origin of labored:
labored, laboured, strained(adj)
lacking natural ease
"a labored style of debating"
heavy, labored, laboured(adj)
requiring or showing effort
"heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
Of an action that is difficult to perform.
At the end of the marathon, her labored breathing told us she was exhausted.
bearing marks of labor and effort; elaborately wrought; not easy or natural; as, labored poetry; a labored style