painstakingness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

painstaking +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

painstakingness (uncountable)

  1. The state or characteristic of being painstaking; the giving of careful attention to details.[1]
    • 1993, Joseph Heller and Adam Sorkin, Conversations with Joseph Heller , ISBN 9780878056354, p xii:
      The painstakingness of Heller the craftsman comes through most strongly in these descriptions of the hard work he puts into his novels.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.