What does the word painstaking mean?

Usage examples for painstaking

  1. But let not mothers imagine that there is any new way of successfully training children, or of escaping the old- time self- denial and continuous painstaking. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  2. It may be accidentally discovered; it may be produced and can be produced by systematic, painstaking work in breeding. – The Pecan and its Culture by H. Harold Hume
  3. A story is told of how Hubert van Eyck painted a picture upon which he had lavished his usual painstaking care. – The Book of Art for Young People by Agnes Conway Sir Martin Conway