Etymology
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labored (adj.)

also laboured, "learned," mid-15c., past-participle adjective from labor (v.). Meaning "done with much labor" is from c. 1600.

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Definitions of labored

labored (adj.)
lacking natural ease;
a labored style of debating
Synonyms: laboured / strained
labored (adj.)
requiring or showing effort;
the subject made for labored reading
Synonyms: heavy / laboured
From wordnet.princeton.edu