Translation of labored in Spanish:

labored

dificultoso, adj.

(British laboured)

Pronunciation /ˈleɪbərd//ˈleɪbəd/

adjective

  • 1

    (breathing) dificultoso
    (breathing) fatigoso
    • This one had manoeuvred itself into an exposed position and was climbing in a laboured manner up a twisted, dry vine that was coming away from the tree.
    • New Zealand preparations included an ultimately easy victory over Wales, a laboured success against France, and a narrow loss to the team of the moment and World Cup favourites England.
    • But it was a laboured effort, and Armstrong found the strength to respond, passing Ullrich and taking Basso with him.
    • When the party broke up slightly we retired to the living room to talk loudly over the sound of my father's laboured drunken snoring as he'd once more collapsed open-mouthed into his chair.
    • And when her labored breathing finally came to an end and her cloudy eyes stared off in the distance, I had a good cry.
    • ‘I'm a tourist, not a terrorist,’ was my increasingly laboured refrain.
    • While her face crinkles into a laboured smirk, her sad eyes say more than words ever could.
    • My strongest memory of him is the sound of his laboured breathing.
    • I've written before about how his laboured breathing was one of the few things I remember of him.
    • There's labored tone about Reid's response that could simply be a legacy of having to explain the question many times or it may stem from a genuine concern.
    • But his labored effort to show that it is possible to get to the Cambodian border from Vietnam via the Mekong River is a little more trouble than it's worth.
    • He then launches into a laboured attempt to show us what happens next by drawing on the history of oil in Kuwait.
    • In a labored effort, he stood up and paid a closer inspection to this enigmatic item.
    • I focused on my labored breath and thought back to my struggle to breathe in Laos, which reminded me of why I was doing this.
    • Nigel Twiston-Davies's imposing six-year-old produced one or two lethargic jumps, and then a particularly laboured effort at the final fence handed victory to Vodka Bleu.
    • Larry's voice came in short, labored gasps as it slowly became more difficult to breathe.
    • With every labored breath, Lizzy prays she'll see the next day.
    • I could smell my cousin's perfume mingled with sweat and hear her labored breaths.
    • In this case the symptoms will be thirst, vomiting, drowsiness, labored breathing, abdominal pain and fruity smelling breath.
    • Blockbusters may come and go, but when you see a lower-budget debut feature film, even if it turns out to be the laboured work of a tortured soul, you can be sure that its very existence means the world to somebody somewhere.
  • 2

    (metaphor/joke) forzado
    (metaphor/joke) torpe
    • Mendelson shuffles around looking catatonically depressed and uttering his lines in a laboured and difficult way.
    • The pacing at times could have been a little more frantic as some of the humour became somewhat laboured.
    • The 85 minutes of laboured monologues and unconvincing heroism are as entertaining as a pet's funeral.
    • Her laboured and forced English accent, and disappointing performances from the rest of the cast, say a lot about the director's capabilities.
    • This was a laboured sitcom peopled by stereotypical characters in unlikely plots.
    • Or else, the productions crumbled under the weight of laboured interpretations.
    • Everything about director, Steven Brill's movie, smacks of desperation, though, given the laboured quality of most of the jokes, and the overall lack of subtlety.