Synonyms of laboured


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


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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