[peynz-tey-king, peyn-stey-] /ˈpeɪnzˌteɪ kɪŋ, ˈpeɪnˌsteɪ-/
or characterized by , or trouble; expending or showing diligent care and effort; careful:
a painstaking craftsman; painstaking research.
careful and diligent effort.
extremely careful, esp as to fine detail: painstaking research
1550s (n.), 1690s (adj.), paynes taking, from plural of pain (n.) + present participle of take (v.). Related: Painstakingly.
[peynt] /peɪnt/ noun 1. a substance composed of solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective or decorative coating to various surfaces, or to canvas or other materials in producing a work of art. 2. an application of this. 3. the dried surface pigment: Don’t scuff the paint. 4. the […]
[peynt-bawl] /ˈpeɪntˌbɔl/ noun 1. a game in which players mark their opponents with colored gelatin capsules shot out of an air gun.
- Paintball game
/ˈpeɪntˌbɔːl/ noun 1. a game in which teams of players simulate a military skirmish, shooting each other with paint pellets that explode on impact, marking the players who have been shot
/ˈpeɪntˌbɒks/ noun 1. a box containing a tray of dry watercolour paints