painstaking
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpeɪnˌsteɪkɪŋ/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpeɪnzˌteɪkɪŋ/
Adjective

painstaking

  1. Carefully attentive to details; diligent in performing a process or procedure.
    • All these painstaking men, considered together, may be said to have completed another species of criticism.
Synonyms Translations Noun

painstaking

  1. The application of careful and attentive effort.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 10, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      I esteeme Bocace his Decameron, Rabelais, and the kisses of John the second (if they may be placed under this title) worth the paines-taking to reade them.
    • It is not by a flight of imagination that you gain the ascents of spiritual experience. It is by the toils and the watchings and the painstakings of a solid obedience.
    • Behold what an abundant recompense attends the small processes of the earth, with the help of a little warm air; and what wealthy returns the industry of the husbandman and the florist is preparing from a few seeds and painstakings.



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