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Done with or employing great care and thoroughness.‘painstaking attention to detail’‘he is a gentle, painstaking man’
careful, meticulous, thorough, assiduous, sedulous, attentive, diligent, industrious, laborious, hard-working, conscientious, ultra-careful, punctilious, scrupulous, demanding, exacting, searching, close, elaborate, minute, accurate, correct, studious, rigorous, particularreligious, strictpedantic, fussyView synonyms
- ‘The foxy-coloured glazes had been applied with painstaking attention to detail.’
- ‘It is a historical document showing the author's painstaking research and narrative skills.’
- ‘After a year of painstaking scientific research, the world's funniest joke was revealed on yesterday.’
- ‘Besides, tons of hard work, painstaking efforts and perseverance are required.’
- ‘Yesterday forensic experts continued their painstaking search for clues at the pensioner's home.’
- ‘The training was with painstaking precision and hard work was expected of all of us.’
- ‘However, all her painstaking attention to detail ended up being slightly derailed.’
- ‘Instead art students using all sorts of craft normally do it with painstaking care.’
- ‘He has a worldwide patent on the unique vehicle, now at its prototype stage after two and a half years of painstaking research.’
- ‘He warned that the investigation could prove to be a long haul as it would be thorough and painstaking.’
- ‘Bringing such a collection to life took months of painstaking research and development.’
- ‘Compulsive working out at the gym is common, as is painstaking attention to diet and dietary supplements.’
- ‘Although one has to admire the painstaking attention to detail in keeping the scaffold holes.’
- ‘The secret of good tiling is painstaking preparation and accurate cutting and fixing.’
- ‘The officers then begin the painstaking job of searching the house for drugs and stolen property.’
- ‘His technique shows a painstaking attention to detail in a labour-intensive process.’
- ‘Forensic experts yesterday continued the painstaking search for clues to the London bombers.’
- ‘It took almost a decade of meticulous and painstaking work to empty the tomb of Tutankhamen.’
- ‘Lots of painstaking research work went before we came up with the design.’
- ‘He then set about a thorough and painstaking exploration of what an orchestral work of the late 20th century might be.’
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