laboured laboured


  1. (adj) lacking natural ease
  2. (adj) requiring or showing effort



  1. As spoken verse, it may scan a little awkwardly, and the rhymes could be considered somewhat laboured.
  2. It is of a foxy, withdrawn man, who labours after the one human quality that cannot be laboured: friendliness, intimacy, humility.
  3. Though the adaptation is painstakingly detailed the show runs three and a half hours the delivery is never laboured.


  • Brazil off to winning start

    Neymar lit up the opening match of the Confederations Cup with a stunning early goal but the final 3-0 scoreline reflected a more laboured victory over Japan than the home fans were hoping for.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Soccer365


  1. "Jose has been very good as far as attacking the basket, something we didn`t see when he was laboured with that hamstring," Raptors interim head coach Jay Triano said. "He is just starting to get back in the groove and as a result we are...
    on Mar 25, 2009 By: Jay Triano Source: Toronto Star

  2. "He laboured with all his might to make healthcare a right for all America, and we will do that in his honour," said Kerry, his party's 2004 presidential nominee.
    on Aug 29, 2009 By: John Kerry Source:

  3. "Claudio will pick himself up. He was looking a little laboured, that is why I made the early change," Allardyce told The Journal. "He has enough experience to accept he has made some mistakes. When you wake up on Sunday morning you can kid...
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: Sam Allardyce Source:

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