painstakingly


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pains·tak·ing

 (pānz′tā′kĭng, pān′stā′kĭng)
adj.
1. Acting with, showing, or involving great care and attention. See Synonyms at meticulous.
2. Usage Problem Attended by difficulties; arduous.

pains′tak′ing·ly adv.
Usage Note: Painstaking is a compound of pains and taking, though it often sounds as if it were made from pain and staking. A painstaking effort is one in which someone takes pains to do something right. The word is sometimes used to mean "arduous" or "difficult," almost as if it meant "painful," but this usage is widely considered to be a mistake. In our 2008 survey, 74 percent of the Usage Panel rejected the sentence Traveling by bus through such a huge country was a painstaking ordeal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.painstakingly - in a fastidious and painstaking manner; "it is almost a waste of time painstakingly to learn the routines of selling"
Translations

painstakingly

[ˈpeɪnzˌteɪkɪŋlɪ] ADVlaboriosamente, concienzudamente, esmeradamente

painstakingly

[ˈpeɪnzteɪkɪŋli] adv
(= carefully) [check, search] → minutieusement; [restore, repair] → minutieusement
painstakingly researched → minutieusement documenté(e)
painstakingly restored → minutieusement restauré(e)
to painstakingly research sth → faire des recherches minutieuses sur qch
(= with a great deal of effort) [build up, gather] → à grand peine

painstakingly

advsorgfältig, gewissenhaft; one has to be so painstakingly preciseman muss äußerst genau sein

painstakingly

[ˈpeɪnzˌteɪkɪŋlɪ] adv (work) → accuratamente, diligentemente; (research) → minuziosamente
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Wilson began to study Luigi's palm, tracing life lines, heart lines, head lines, and so on, and noting carefully their relations with the cobweb of finer and more delicate marks and lines that enmeshed them on all sides; he felt of the fleshy cushion at the base of the thumb and noted its shape; he felt of the fleshy side of the hand between the wrist and the base of the little finger and noted its shape also; he painstakingly examined the fingers, observing their form, proportions, and natural manner of disposing themselves when in repose.
Having been instructed in the use of the indefinite pronoun "one" as giving a refined and elegant touch to literary efforts, Rebecca painstakingly rewrote her composition on solitude, giving it all the benefit of Miss Dearborn's suggestion.
The yellow, mildewed pages of the diary of a man long dead, and the records of the Colonial Office dovetail perfectly with the narrative of my convivial host, and so I give you the story as I painstakingly pieced it out from these several various agencies.
He recalled his labors on the Legal Code, and how painstakingly he had translated the articles of the Roman and French codes into Russian, and he felt ashamed of himself.
We knew they were coming, so we painstakingly put out of sight or out of reach all Miss Ada's cushions.
I shall never get drunk," wrote Peter painstakingly.
He sat down very slowly and painstakingly what of his great stiffness.
AN RAF Spitfire once flown by a veteran of the Great Escape and painstakingly restored over five years is expected to fetch up to PS2.
Each part of the employee's cubicle was painstakingly wrapped in wrapping paper, from the desk to the dividers, from the file boxes down to the trash bin.
Firefighters were still at the scene last night after a team spent all day painstakingly removing wreckage from the helicopter and the collapsed roof of the pub.
THE intricate detail of the Bayeux Tapestry has been painstakingly recreated in glass to form the centrepiece of an autumn exhibition.
The two-seater Vickers Supermarine MkIX Spitfire, one of 5,665 produced during the Second World War by Vickers-Armstrong from its plant in Castle Bromwich, is the first airworthy spitfire to go under auction for 20 years and was painstakingly restored over a five-year period.