1. painstaking

adjective. ['ˈpeɪnˌsteɪkɪŋ'] characterized by extreme care and great effort.


  • careful
  • conscientious


  • unprincipled
  • unscrupulous
  • imprudent

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Rhymes with Painstaking

  • aching
  • antismoking
  • antismoking
  • asking
  • attacking
  • blocking
  • booking
  • braking
  • breaking
  • bucking
  • carjacking
  • caulking
  • chalking
  • checking
  • choking
  • chucking
  • clanking
  • clicking
  • cloaking
  • clocking

Sentences with painstaking

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Sometimes doing things the painstaking old-fashioned way is still the best way to do it.

2. Adjective
Either way, you have a painstaking job ahead of you.

3. Noun, singular or mass
It’s a painstaking process with a rewarding finish.

Quotes about painstaking

1. There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?
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2. Not bad, not bad at all,"Diotallevi said. "To arrive at the truth through the painstaking reconstruction of a false text.
- Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum