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Synonyms for laboured

Verb

1. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil, work, do work
usage: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
2. tug, labor, labour, push, drive, fight, struggle
usage: strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
3. labor, labour, undergo
usage: undergo the efforts of childbirth

Adjective

1. labored, laboured, strained, awkward (vs. graceful)
usage: lacking natural ease; "a labored style of debating"
2. heavy, labored, laboured, effortful (vs. effortless)
usage: requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
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