Definition of painstaking in English:


Syllabification: pains·tak·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpānzˌtākiNG, ˈpānˌstākiNG




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  • Other than that, I've spent the day carefully and painstakingly cleaning my computer.
  • The pieces of the intricate campaign puzzle have been painstakingly put together over the past weeks and months.
  • Thousands of acres are painstakingly planted in tidy orchards, trellises and rows.


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  • His methodical painstakingness was another point of divergence from the Impressionists and he devoted many studies to creating the composition.
  • The script's rendering into Latin, Hebrew, and Aramaic is of a heroic painstakingness not seen since the mid '60s heyday of Esperanto cinema.
  • Courage, patience and painstakingness are necessary for good science: he engaged in the arduous task of developing an anatomy register by determining anatomic nomenclature and forming the language of anatomy.

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