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laboured


1.
If someone's breathing is laboured, it is slow and seems to take a lot of effort.
From his slow walk and laboured breathing, Ginny realized he was far from well.
ADJ
2.
If something such as someone's writing or speech is laboured, they have put too much effort into it so it seems awkward and unnatural.
Daniel's few encounters with Gold had been characterized by a laboured politeness.
ADJ



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