painstaking

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1. something done with great care and thoroughness

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painstaking effort

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Painstaking is an adjective used to describe something done in a very careful, thorough way or in a way which involves a lot of effort. A painstaking task is one that takes a long time and careful work to finish. You might need to be painstakingly careful with a delicate object or describe doing something intricate as being painstaking. You can use this adjective in any context where you are talking about something requiring a large amount of precision or hard work.

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  1. After months of painstaking effort that involved many officers and several different departments, the police finally managed to identify the murderer.
  2. The painting was a masterpiece, and critics particularly loved the artist's painstaking attention to detail. Clearly, countless hours had gone into its creation.

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  1. Organising our records in this way means it is painstaking if we want to find a specific piece of information.
  2. Writing original code is a painstaking process that takes many hours and a dedicated team.

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