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  • nounwork, undertaking
  • nounperson(s) performing service
  • nounchildbirth process
  • verbwork very hard

synonyms for labor

  • activity
  • employment
  • energy
  • industry
  • job
  • chore
  • diligence
  • drudgery
  • effort
  • endeavor
  • exercise
  • exertion
  • grind
  • moonlight
  • operation
  • pains
  • pull
  • push
  • strain
  • stress
  • struggle
  • sweat
  • toil
  • travail
  • daily grind
  • gruntwork
See also synonyms for: labored / laboring
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antonyms for labor

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  • idleness
  • inactivity
  • indolence
  • laziness
  • lethargy
  • unemployment
  • entertainment
  • indifference
  • fun
  • management
  • manager
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Labor particularly denotes hard manual work: backbreaking labor; arduous labor. Drudgery suggests continuous, dreary, and dispiriting work, especially of a menial or servile kind: the drudgery of household tasks.  Toil suggests wearying or exhausting labor: toil that breaks down the worker’s health. Work is the general word and may apply to exertion that is either easy or hard: fun work; heavy work. 

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How to use labor in a sentence

In just one week out of the last 23—dating all the way back to March—weekly jobless claims have come in above 1 million, adding to the carnage in the labor market.
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Investigators found the ZIP code protocol was also on the books at Lovelace’s emergency department, in addition to its labor and delivery and perinatal care units.
FEDERAL INVESTIGATION FINDS HOSPITAL VIOLATED PATIENTS’ RIGHTS BY PROFILING, SEPARATING NATIVE MOTHERS AND NEWBORNSBY BRYANT FURLOW, NEW MEXICO IN DEPTHAUGUST 22, 2020PROPUBLICA
One in every two Nigerians in the country’s labor force is either unemployed or underemployed.
NIGERIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS MORE THAN TRIPLED IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS—AND IT WILL ONLY GET WORSEYOMI KAZEEMAUGUST 14, 2020QUARTZ
Depending who you ask, though, these labor savings don’t quite carry over to cost savings for the final consumer.
THESE SLEEK HOUSES ARE 3D PRINTED, AND THEY FIT IN YOUR BACKYARDVANESSA BATES RAMIREZAUGUST 13, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
They can be put to frequent use without requiring more paid labor hours, they are always compliant, and some can even provide the data to prove that they have scoured every inch assigned.
THIS WEEK’S AWESOME TECH STORIES FROM AROUND THE WEB (THROUGH AUGUST 8)SINGULARITY HUB STAFFAUGUST 8, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
On crafting rules for labor brokers and referral agencies, she said she wanted to help individual interpreters and others who utilize such services while preventing those services from exploiting users by taking large cuts of their money.
SACRAMENTO REPORT: BILL WOULD LET CITY ATTORNEY COLLECT MORE IN CONSUMER CASESVOICE OF SAN DIEGOAUGUST 7, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The preparation of human tissue and its microstructural mapping, analysis, and data processing is incredibly labor-intensive, the authors lamented, making it impossible to do for the whole brain at high resolution in just one lab.
THESE SCIENTISTS JUST COMPLETED A 3D ‘GOOGLE EARTH’ FOR THE BRAINSHELLY FANAUGUST 5, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Limited by manufacturing, labor, and transportation challenges, current technologies have faced some stiff headwinds.
GE WILL 3D PRINT THE BASES OF WIND TURBINES TALLER THAN SEATTLE’S SPACE NEEDLEJASON DORRIERJUNE 21, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Immigrant kid, smart, got a good education, tried a few things in the labor force, including high-end lawyer, then some entrepreneurship, got involved with a company that was sold.
WHY IS THIS MAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT? (EP. 362 UPDATE)STEPHEN J. DUBNERDECEMBER 19, 2019FREAKONOMICS
Larry Katz, one of the most well-regarded labor economists in the world, has admitted recently that we didn’t get it very right.
FED UP (EP. 390)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 26, 2019FREAKONOMICS
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WORDS RELATED TO LABOR

  • birthing
  • childbearing
  • childbed
  • childbirth
  • delivery
  • labor
  • lying-in
  • parturition
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