painstakingly

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Etymology[edit]

From painstaking +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɪnˌsteɪkɪŋli/

Adverb[edit]

painstakingly (comparative more painstakingly, superlative most painstakingly)

  1. In a painstaking manner; very slowly and carefully.
    • 1917, Mark Twain [pseudonym; Samuel Langhorne Clemens], “Is Shakespeare Dead?”, in What Is Man? And Other Essays, New York: Harper & Brothers, page 314:
      I wish he had had a dog, just so we could see how painstakingly he would have divided that dog among the family, in his careful business way.

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