Synonyms for (adjective) laboured

Synonyms: heavy, labored, laboured

Definition: requiring or showing effort

Usage: heavy breathing; the subject made for labored reading

Similar words: effortful

Definition: requiring great physical effort


Synonyms: strained, labored, laboured

Definition: lacking natural ease

Usage: a labored style of debating

Similar words: awkward

Definition: lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

Usage: an awkward dancer; an awkward gesture; too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes; his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot