What is another word for laboured?

Pronunciation: [lˈe͡ɪbəd] (IPA)

Laboured, meaning requiring a lot of effort or work, has several synonyms that can be used interchangeably depending on the context. Some of the synonyms for laboured include arduous, difficult, hard-won, strenuous, challenging, tough, and demanding. These terms convey the idea of a task or activity that requires significant effort, skill, or perseverance to complete. They can be used in various settings, including work, sports, education, and personal life. Using synonyms for laboured can add depth and nuance to your writing or speech, making it more engaging and impactful for your audience.

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What are the opposite words for laboured?

The antonyms for "laboured" include effortless, easy, unexacting, unchallenging, and simple. These words are used to describe things that require little effort, are straightforward, and do not take much time to accomplish. For example, an effortless task may be as simple as making a cup of tea or completing a crossword puzzle. In contrast, a laboured task may involve a lot of planning and hard work, such as building a house from scratch or writing a complicated computer program. The use of antonyms is important in enhancing the meaning of a word and providing a better understanding of the language.

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Usage examples for Laboured

Neil regarded this wonderful treasure of the deep, as he laboured away at his oar.
"The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols"
William Black
I could scarce credit my senses, and my consternation was so great that I cannot conceive of any man ever having laboured under a greater fright.
"The Frozen Pirate"
W. Clark Russell
Both night and day I laboured oft Of him avenged to be; But now I've got what lang I sought, And I may not stay with thee.
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)"
Walter Scott

Famous quotes with Laboured

  • With this sweet hope of ultimate acceptance with God, I have always enjoyed much cheerfulness before men; but I have at the same time laboured incessantly to cultivate the deepest humiliation before God.
    Charles Simeon
  • Curious it is that every hour of our day is repeated from myriad chimes; and yet how rarely do we attend to the clock striking! Alas! how emblematic is this of the way in which we neglect the many signs of time! How terrible, when we think of what time may achieve, is the manner in which we waste it! At the end of every man's life, at least three-quarters of the mighty element of which that life was composed will be found void—lost—nay, utterly forgotten! And yet that time, laboured and husbanded, might have built palaces, gathered wealth, and, still greater, made an imperishable name.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • It is a sore thing to have laboured along and scaled the arduous hilltops, and when all is done, find humanity indifferent to your achievement. Hence physicists condemn the unphysical; financiers have only a superficial toleration for those who know little of stocks; literary persons despise the unlettered; and people of all pursuits combine to disparage those who have none. But though this is one difficulty of the subject, it is not the greatest. You could not be put in prison for speaking against industry, but you can be sent to Coventry for speaking like a fool. The greatest difficulty with most subjects is to do them well; therefore, please to remember this is an apology. It is certain that much may be judiciously argued in favour of diligence; only there is something to be said against it, and that is what, on the present occasion, I have to say.
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Scotland, from which had come so many of those harsh economists who made the first Radical philosophies of the Victorian Age, was destined also to fling forth (I had almost said to spit forth) their fiercest and most extraordinary enemy. The two primary things in Thomas Carlyle were his early Scotch education and his later German culture. The first was in almost all respects his strength; the latter in some respects his weakness. As an ordinary lowland peasant, he inherited the really valuable historic property of the Scots, their independence, their fighting spirit, and their instinctive philosophic consideration of men merely as men. But he was not an ordinary peasant. If he had laboured obscurely in his village till death, he would have been yet locally a marked man; a man with a wild eye, a man with an air of silent anger; perhaps a man at whom stones were sometimes thrown. A strain of disease and suffering ran athwart both his body and his soul. In spite of his praise of silence, it was only through his gift of utterance that he escaped madness. But while his fellow-peasants would have seen this in him and perhaps mocked it, they would also have seen something which they always expect in such men, and they would have got it: vision, a power in the mind akin to second sight.'But, as a matter of fact, he himself was much greater considered as a kind of poet than considered as anything else; and the central idea of poetry is the idea of guessing right, like a child.
    Thomas Carlyle
  • Four years ago a large part of the civilised world laboured under certain biological fallacies which may, in a sense, be held responsible for the extent and duration of the present conflict. These fallacies, which were the foundation of pacifism and other pernicious forms of social and political radicalism, dealt with the capacity of man to evolve mentally beyond his former state of subservience to primate instinct and pugnacity, and to conduct his affairs and international or interracial relations on a basis of reason and good-will. That belief in such capability is unscientific and childishly naive, is beside the question.
    H. P. Lovecraft

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