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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Painstaking \Pains"tak`ing\ (p[=a]nz"t[=a]k`[i^]ng), a. Careful in doing; diligent; faithful; attentive. "Painstaking men." --Harris. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Painstaking \Pains"tak`ing\, n. The act of taking pains; carefulness and fidelity in performance. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

painstaking adj 1: characterized by extreme care and great effort; "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details" [syn: conscientious, painstaking, scrupulous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

27 Moby Thesaurus words for "painstaking": 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