AskDefine | Define painstaking

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

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  1. very, almost pedantically, careful or diligent

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very careful

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