Pronunciation of Painstaking
/pˈe͡ɪnste͡ɪkɪŋ/, /pˈeɪnsteɪkɪŋ/, /p_ˈeɪ_n_s_t_eɪ_k_ɪ_ŋ/
Synonyms for painstaking:
scrupulousness, white-glove, organized, assiduous, systematic, last-ditch, FULL BORE, fastidiousness, tactful, all-out, cautious, provident, concerted, monumental, gallant, risk-averse, thoroughness, discreet, methodical, meticulousness, studious, punctiliousness.
Other synonyms and related words:
hard, neat, diligent, thoroughness, fastidious, systematic, judicial, methodical, exact, monumental, punctilious, concerted, close, fastidiousness, thorough, rigorous, assiduous, all-out, elaborate, scrupulousness, serious, studious, businesslike, delicacy, pain, punctiliousness, carefulness, thoroughgoing, discreet, care, cautious, gallant, organized, tactful, last-ditch, meticulousness, precise, sedulous, meticulous.
meticulous, thorough (adjective)
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for painstaking:
- I had seen the very newspapers which contained an account of his death, I had read the letters of Courtenay Despard, which showed how painstaking his search had been. - "Cord and Creese", James de Mille.
- Such an analysis cannot be secured with painstaking and slowness, unless the painstaking and slowness are the rehearsal of a synthesis, and all the elements in it are laboured on and delighted in at once. - "The Lost Art of Reading", Gerald Stanley Lee.
- And this, with the addition of the fact that he was painstaking and methodical in his duties, and that his sermons were orthodox in the sense that they were extremely non- committal, was all that Hodder knew about him for many months. - "The Inside of the Cup, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.