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Definitions for painstaking
ˈpeɪnzˌteɪ kɪŋ, ˈpeɪnˌsteɪ-painstak·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conscientious, painstaking, scrupulousadjective

    characterized by extreme care and great effort

    "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"


  1. painstakingnoun

    The application of careful and attentive effort.

    Etymology: From pains + taking.

  2. painstakingadjective

    Carefully attentive to details; diligent in performing a process or procedure.

    Etymology: From pains + taking.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Painstakingadjective

    careful in doing; diligent; faithful; attentive

  2. Painstakingnoun

    the act of taking pains; carefulness and fidelity in performance

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of painstaking in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of painstaking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of painstaking in a Sentence

  1. Ruby Roman:

    Ruby Roman grapes look big and red -- like a ruby. It's been a painstaking process to achieve that red color.

  2. Scott Hocknull:

    To make sure Australotitan was a different species, we needed to compare its bones to the bones of other species from Queensland and globally. This was a very long and painstaking task.

  3. Jennifer Kesse:

    Everyday there are active interviews and actions being taken to find the people responsible for taking Jenniferor the people with the information to piece it all together, it's painstaking work.

  4. Dave Conlin:

    This kind of archaeological work is painstaking and difficult under any circumstances, but the physical conditions of this particular site — zero visibility, high currents and potential entanglements — made this an especially difficult shipwreck to work on.

  5. Adam Valdez:

    We do a lot of painstaking research into how real animals move, how their muscles and skin behave ... and then in the computer, we recreate all these things, an artist, like an animator, has to sit down and actually hand animate that eye, hand animate that face so that every little subtle nuance is represented.

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