What does painstaking mean?

Definitions for painstakingˈpeɪnzˌteɪ kɪŋ, ˈpeɪnˌsteɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conscientious, painstaking, scrupulous(adj)

    characterized by extreme care and great effort

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


  1. painstaking(Noun)

    The application of careful and attentive effort.

  2. painstaking(Adjective)

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

  3. Origin: From pains + taking.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Painstaking(adj)

    careful in doing; diligent; faithful; attentive

  2. Painstaking(noun)

    the act of taking pains; carefulness and fidelity in performance


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

  3. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook:

    Ukash's removal from the battlefield is a significant blow to al-Shabaab and reflects the painstaking work by our intelligence, military, and law enforcement professionals.

  4. Maria Montessori:

    There is in every child a painstaking teacher, so skilful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!

  5. Barack Obama:

    It was a mind-set characterized by a preference for military action over diplomacy, a mind-set that put a premium on U.S. action over the painstaking work of building international consensus. A mind-set that exaggerated threats beyond what the intelligence supported.

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