An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. meticuloso
The architect was extremely painstaking in his designs.El arquitecto era extremadamente meticuloso con sus diseños.
b. concienzudo
Upon painstaking examination, it was found that the video was a hoax.Después de una evaluación concienzuda, se descubrió que el video era un engaño.
c. esmerado
Marta is by far the most painstaking accountant I've ever met.Marta es por mucho la contable más esmerada que he conocido.
d. minucioso
You must be really patient to be able to do such a painstaking work.Tienes que ser muy paciente para poder hacer un trabajo tan minucioso.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person, research)
a. meticuloso(a), concienzudo(a)
2. (care)
a. esmerado(a)
painstaking [ˈpeɪnzˌteɪkɪŋ]
[+task, research etc] esmerado; concienzudo; [+person] meticuloso; esmerado;
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