welllabored

labored

[ley-berd]
adjective
1.
done or made with difficulty; heavy: labored breathing.
2.
exhibiting a great deal of effort; lacking grace, fluency, or spontaneity: a labored prose style.

Origin:
1525–35; labor + -ed2

laboredly, adverb
laboredness, noun
unlabored, adjective
well-labored, adjective


2. overdone, ornate, unnatural, stiff.


1. simple, easy. 2. plain, natural.


2. See elaborate.
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Word Origin & History

labor
c.1300, "exertion of the body," from O.Fr. labour (Fr. labeur), from L. laborem (nom. labor) "toil, pain, exertion, fatigue, work," perhaps originally "tottering under a burden," related to labere "to totter." The verb is c.1300, from M.Fr. labourer, from L. laborare, from labor. The verb in modern
Fr., Sp., Port. means "to plow;" the wider sense being taken by the equivalent of Eng. travail. Meaning "body of laborers considered as a class" (usually contrasted to capitalists) is from 1839. Sense of "physical exertions of childbirth" is 1595, from Fr. en travail "in (childbirth) suffering" (see travail). Labor Day first marked 1882 in New York City.
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labor la·bor (lā'bər)
n.
The physical efforts of expulsion of the fetus and the placenta from the uterus during parturition. v. la·bored, la·bor·ing, la·bors
To undergo the efforts of childbirth.

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labor   (lā'bər)  Pronunciation Key 
The process by which the birth of a mammal occurs, beginning with contractions of the uterus and ending with the expulsion of the fetus and the placenta.
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labor definition


The physical processes at the end of a normal pregnancy, including opening of the cervix and contractions of the uterus, that lead to the birth of the baby.

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