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What is another word for laboured?

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Adjective
Done with difficulty, or requiring great effort
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“With each passing treatment, her laboured breathing became less laboured and the threat of being re-intubated decreased.”
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Affected or stilted in manner or character
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“The man behind the desk gave a laboured smile as he stood and shook Todd's outstretched hand.”
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Showy in speech and given to using flowery or elaborate terms
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Boring or severely lacking in interest
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Dubious, fanciful, and not likely to be true
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That has been described as greater or better than it actually is
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(of handwriting) Very small and difficult to decipher
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Lacking in speed
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Detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
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(of a quality or result) Achieved or maintained by careful and deliberate effort
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Fond of reading or studying
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Awkward or uncoordinated in movement or in handling things
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To have applied oneself diligently to a task or effort
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“Bestor was appointed general agent, with the understanding that he would labour to complete at once the endowment of the college.”
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Past tense for to agonize over something
“He used to labour over his decision of which students to choose for the EAE program, but now he says that nearly any student who really wants to join can do it.”
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Past tense for to greatly emphasize a point or issue
“Perhaps one need not labour the point to exhaustion to be able to eliminate the idea of a widespread conspiracy to deceive.”
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Past tense for to move or jolt around unsteadily or abruptly
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(intransitive) Past tense for to persist in or proceed with an activity or action
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Past tense for to cause anguish or distress to
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Past tense for to work (oneself) overly hard
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Past tense for to break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
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Past tense for to exert for the sake of training, especially in fields requiring toughness or discipline
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Past tense for to struggle or be afflicted with hardship or something undesirable
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Past tense for to carry out a role or penalty
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Past tense for to shape or form a given material
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