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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PAINSTAKINGS

He takes account of the double harvest of profits: both rewarding him for his pleasures and painstakings.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s (n.), 1690s (adj.), paynes taking, from plural of pain (n.) + present participle of take (v.). Related: Painstakingly.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.