Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb labour

3 senses of labour

Sense 1
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil -- (work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long")
       => work, do work -- (be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college")

Sense 2
tug, labor, labour, push, drive -- (strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis")
       => fight, struggle -- (make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath")

Sense 3
labor, labour -- (undergo the efforts of childbirth)
       => undergo -- (pass through; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation")

Antonyms of adj laboured

2 senses of laboured

Sense 1
labored, laboured, strained -- (lacking natural ease; "a labored style of debating")

INDIRECT (VIA awkward) -> graceful -- (characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution)

Sense 2
heavy, labored, laboured -- (requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading")

INDIRECT (VIA effortful) -> effortless -- (requiring or apparently requiring no effort; "the swallows glided in an effortless way through the busy air")

Similarity of adj laboured

2 senses of laboured

Sense 1
labored, laboured, strained -- (lacking natural ease; "a labored style of debating")
       => awkward (vs. graceful) -- (lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot")

Sense 2
heavy, labored, laboured -- (requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading")
       => effortful (vs. effortless) -- (requiring great physical effort)

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