how to pronounce painstaking


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painstaking is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of painstaking in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… repetitive and painstaking I don't even …”

meanings of painstaking


  1. Carefully attentive to details; diligent in performing a process or procedure.


  1. The application of careful and attentive effort.

painstaking frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word painstaking occurs in english on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics painstaking can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that painstaking can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

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