Meaning of “painstaking” in the English Dictionary

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"painstaking" in British English

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(Definition of “painstaking” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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painstakingadjective

us /ˈpeɪnzˌteɪ·kɪŋ, ˈpeɪnˌsteɪ-/

(esp. of work) very careful and needing a lot of attention:

It took many months of painstaking research, but he was now ready to write the book.

(Definition of “painstaking” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)