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painstaking

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noun pains·tak·ing \ˈpān-ˌstā-kiŋ\

Definition of painstaking

  1. :  the action of taking pains :  diligent care and effort painstaking research a painstaking process

1538

First Known Use of painstaking

1538


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painstaking

adjective pains·tak·ing

Definition of painstaking

  1. :  taking pains :  expending, showing, or involving diligent care and effort

painstakingly

play \ˈpān-ˌstā-kiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of painstaking in a Sentence

  1. The book describes the election process in painstaking detail.

  2. she was always painstaking about her work

Circa 1685

First Known Use of painstaking

circa 1685


PAINSTAKING Defined for English Language Learners

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painstaking

adjective pains·tak·ing

Definition of painstaking for English Language Learners

  • : showing or done with great care and effort


PAINSTAKING Defined for Kids

painstaking

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adjective pains·tak·ing \ˈpān-ˌstā-kiŋ\

Definition of painstaking for Students

  1. :  taking or showing great care painstaking work

painstakingly

adverb


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