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Laboured is a member of the word family labour, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the adjective laboured

What does laboured mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. lacking natural ease
  2. requiring or showing effort

Alternative definition of the adjective laboured


  1. Of an action that is difficult to perform.
  2. Of writing or speech or similar, stilted or not natural due to too much effort being used in the production.

Definition of the verb laboured

What does laboured mean as a doing word?


  1. past of labour

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for laboured

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: Chemical, industries and occupations (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

troct Inhalation Burning sensation, cough, laboured breathing Redness, skin burns, pain Redness, pain, loss of vision, severe deep burns Ingestion Abdominal pain, ...

Google previewDictionary of the Decisions of the Court of Session (1815)

Branch I of Appendix II : Being Decisions Between the Years 1733 and 1754 by Scotland. Court of Session

And as to the suspender's lands it appeared that there was one acre designed called the wet-acre, that was somewhat wet, and therefore not proper to be dunged, but was immemorially laboured, and left out in grass alternately, that is, three ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia; (1909)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church; by Charles George Herbermann

Francis himself laboured earnestly to promote the adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed ...

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Quotes about laboured

He walks laboured solemn - wonder how much
farther, such steps condemn,
to the one hanging column;
outside it is cold autumn. (Gert Strydom)
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Scrabble value of L1A1B3O1U1R1E1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of LABOURED

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