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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

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

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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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