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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of labour.
  • adj. Of an action that is difficult to perform.
  • adj. Of writing or speech or similar, stilted or not natural due to too much effort being used in the production.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as labored; -- British spelling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. requiring or showing effort
  • adj. lacking natural ease

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