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painstaking

pains·tak·ing

painstaking

 
pronunciation:
peIn steI kIng
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: involving or using great care and detailed and diligent attention; meticulous.
The tomb was uncovered through a painstaking effort of archaeologists.The excellence of the English version of the novel is due to the work of a painstaking translator.
synonyms:
exact, meticulous
antonyms:
cursory, effortless, slapdash, slipshod
similar words:
careful, conscientious, critical, detailed, diligent, elaborate, exacting, fastidious, fussy, laborious, narrow, picky, precise, scrupulous, serious, thorough
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act of being extremely careful or taking pains.
Such painstaking was not unusual for these scholars.
synonyms:
exactness, meticulousness
antonyms:
neglect
similar words:
attention, conscientiousness, detail, diligence, intent, strictness
derivation: painstakingly (adv.)