laboured - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˈleɪbə(r)d/
  1. 1
    speaking, writing, or performing in a way that is not natural or interesting because it seems as though you are making too much effort

    A lot of the jokes were rather laboured, I thought.

  2. 2
    if someone’s breathing is laboured, they breathe with difficulty, for example because they are ill or extremely tired from physical activity