painstakingness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

painstaking +‎ -ness

NounEdit

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, 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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ReferencesEdit

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