Know Your Next Word : painstaking

19. painstaking :

verb :

extremely careful, taking pains

usage :

  • The jeweler was painstaking is his effort not to ruin the $50 million diamond.

  • We made a painstaking effort to move the piano without harming it. First we wrapped it with Kleenex, then we covered it with balloons, then we put it on roller skates and pushed it down the ramp.

  • painstaking research

  • a painstaking technician

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