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pains•tak•ing



Pronunciation: (pānz'tā"king, pān'stā"-), [key]
adj.
taking or characterized by taking pains or trouble; expending or showing diligent care and effort; careful: a painstaking craftsman; painstaking research.

n.
careful and diligent effort.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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