careful and diligent effort.
- pains·tak·ing·ly, adverb
- pains·tak·ing·ness, noun
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How to use painstaking in a sentence
When a large project like “Caliphate” collapses, accordingly, it leaves behind a lot of awkward and painstaking management chores.The New York Times admits mistakes in handling the demise of ‘Caliphate’ | Erik Wemple | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
While the ADA is painstaking in its mandates to avoid potential burdens, the ACAA has historically struggled to find the right balance.Why the Emotional Support Dog Ban Is Good for Everyone | Wes Siler | December 9, 2020 | Outside Online
Instead, it’s a painstaking recreation of the original hardware, with tweaks to introduce modern conveniences like high-definition video, wireless controllers and improvements to reliability, and so on.Analogue takes on the TurboGrafx-16 with its Duo retro console | Devin Coldewey | October 16, 2020 | TechCrunch
Like any good cast iron cleaner, this scrub brush will get rid of the tough residue without ruining the painstaking seasoning that makes the cast iron so great for cooking.Metal scrubbers to keep your cast iron skillet in pristine condition | PopSci Commerce Team | September 23, 2020 | Popular-Science
At their core, these products represent intellectual property—decades of agricultural know-how, a unique climate, or painstaking investment have set them apart from every other product like them around the world.The European and Chinese products that will have the same protections as French champagne | Annabelle Timsit | September 14, 2020 | Quartz
Without any explanation we watch art restorers at work, and the painstaking, technical deconstruction of a Rembrandt.Inside The Secret World of London’s National Gallery | Tim Teeman | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Monitoring and surveillance are painstaking work, but necessary to finding and preparing the perfect location.A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners | Nina Strochlic | December 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In months of painstaking negotiations with the gang of eight, he agreed to the existing language.
And the rational corrective is invariably slow and painstaking.Boston Marathon Attacks Will Now Define Terrorism For Americans | Hussein Ibish | April 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Building cover is a long and painstaking process that involves more than remembering not to use a Hebrew word here and there.
If not, he must carefully study the intervening pages with painstaking—for when once learned, no further difficulty can arise.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Women make better wormers than men, probably because they are more patient and painstaking.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Sometimes the Time Observatory would pinpoint an age and hover over it while his companions took painstaking historical notes.The Man from Time | Frank Belknap Long
Opportunities are constantly afforded for error, and the work must necessarily be painstaking in order to be successful.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The location is a rather secluded one and the painstaking care noticeable about so many ruins is lacking.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
British Dictionary definitions for painstaking
extremely careful, esp as to fine detail: painstaking research
- painstakingly, adverb
- painstakingness, noun
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