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Definition of Painstaking


  1. Careful in doing; diligent; faithful; attentive.
  2. The act of taking pains; carefulness and fidelity in performance.

Painstaking Quotations

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your household indoors or without, if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful, discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received, and withal honest and of good manners.
Robert Grosseteste

A friend of mine jokes that I have a painstaking royalty complex. Like maybe I was a duke in a past life.
Frank Ocean

Writers like to write, and writing in different forms - short, long, bite-sized, done on the fly, done with painstaking attention - all interest me.
Susan Orlean

There are no shortcuts to victory. We must commit ourselves to the slow, painstaking work of foreign policy day by day and year by year.
Richard Lugar
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Painstaking Translations

painstaking in Hungarian is alapos, gondos
painstaking in Swedish is noggrann