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What is another word for labored?

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Adjective
Done with difficulty, or requiring great effort
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“With each passing treatment, her labored breathing became less labored 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 labored smile as he stood and shook Todd's outstretched hand.”
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(of handwriting) Very small and difficult to decipher
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Boring or severely lacking in interest
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Involving the use of exaggerated or flowery writing or language
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Lacking in speed
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Done to excess
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Not likely to happen, be done, or be true
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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, especially said of someone lacking social skills as a result
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Detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
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Awkward or uncoordinated in movement or in handling things
Verb
Past tense for to apply great and continuous effort towards work, a task, or a goal
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“Bestor was appointed general agent, with the understanding that he would labor to complete at once the endowment of the college.”
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Past tense for to agonize over something
“He used to labor 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
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“Perhaps one need not labor 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 persevere or continue with a task or stance despite it being menial, difficult, or boring
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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 move around or sideways unsteadily
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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 repeatedly mention a subject
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Past tense for to move or squirm around restlessly
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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 carry out a role or penalty
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Past tense for to shape or form a given material
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