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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characterized by extreme care and great effort.

Usage examples (35)
  • All good work arose in painstaking, painful sobriety, without any pleasant buzzing in the head.
  • For several weeks the back of my brain was busy contemplating this daft question, after disassembling the word painstaking in my head.
  • Recalling the painstaking routine work of his youth, he knocked on every door.
  • So that's one of the reasons I really support the kind of painstaking patient approach that the president is pursuing. for more
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