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labored

Pronunciation: /ˈleɪbərd; ˈleɪbəd/
, (British English/inglés británico) laboured

Translation of labored in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [breathing] dificultoso, fatigoso
    Example sentences
    • In a labored effort, he stood up and paid a closer inspection to this enigmatic item.
    • Larry's voice came in short, labored gasps as it slowly became more difficult to breathe.
    • This one had manoeuvred itself into an exposed position and was climbing in a laboured manner up a twisted, dry vine that was coming away from the tree.
    1.2 [metaphor/joke] forzado, torpe
    Example sentences
    • The pacing at times could have been a little more frantic as some of the humour became somewhat laboured.
    • Her laboured and forced English accent, and disappointing performances from the rest of the cast, say a lot about the director's capabilities.
    • Everything about director, Steven Brill's movie, smacks of desperation, though, given the laboured quality of most of the jokes, and the overall lack of subtlety.

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