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Meaning of PAINSTAKING

Pronunciation:  'peynz`teykeeng

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  characterized by extreme care and great effort; "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"
 

PAINSTAKING is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: careful, conscientious, scrupulous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pains"tak`ing\, a.
    Careful in doing; diligent; faithful; attentive.
    ``Painstaking men.'' --Harris.
    
    
  2. \Pains"tak`ing\, n.
    The act of taking pains; carefulness and fidelity in
    performance. --Beau. & Fl.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: assiduity, assiduous, assiduousness, conscientious, conscionable, diligence, diligent, elaborate, exact, fussy, heedful, industrious, industriousness, industry, meticulous, operose, pains, painstakingness, punctilious, punctual, scrupulous, sedulous, sedulousness, thorough, thoroughgoing, thoroughgoingness, thoroughness
 

 

 

 

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