painstakingness

painstakingness
The state or characteristic of being painstaking; the giving of careful attention to details.

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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  • painstakingness — pains·tak·ing·ness …   English syllables

  • painstakingness — noun the trait of being painstaking and careful • Syn: ↑conscientiousness • Ant: ↑unconscientiousness (for: ↑conscientiousness) • Derivationally related forms: ↑painstaking, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • conscientiousness — noun 1. the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience • Ant: ↑unconscientiousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑conscientious • Hypernyms: ↑conscience • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • painstaking — painstakingly, adv. painstakingness, n. /paynz tay king, payn stay /, adj. 1. taking or characterized by taking pains or trouble; expending or showing diligent care and effort; careful: a painstaking craftsman; painstaking research. n. 2. careful …   Universalium

  • meticulousness — noun The state or characteristic of being meticulous. Syn: meticulosity, painstakingness, scrupulousness …   Wiktionary

  • assiduity — Synonyms and related words: advertence, advertency, alertness, application, ardor, assiduousness, attention, attention span, attentiveness, awareness, bulldog tenacity, care, concentration, consciousness, consideration, constancy, diligence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • diligence — Synonyms and related words: advertence, advertency, alertness, application, ardor, assiduity, assiduousness, attention, attention span, attentiveness, awareness, bookishness, bulldog tenacity, care, concentration, consciousness, consideration,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • industry — Synonyms and related words: Aktiengesellschaft, activity, aktiebolag, application, ardor, assiduity, assiduousness, balance of trade, big business, body corporate, bulldog tenacity, business, business dealings, business establishment, bustle,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pains — Synonyms and related words: assiduity, assiduousness, diligence, effort, elbow grease, endeavor, energy, exertion, hard pull, industriousness, industry, long pull, might and main, muscle, nerve and sinew, painstaking, painstakingness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • painstaking — Synonyms and related words: assiduity, assiduous, assiduousness, conscientious, conscionable, diligence, diligent, elaborate, exact, fussy, heedful, industrious, industriousness, industry, meticulous, operose, pains, painstakingness, punctilious …   Moby Thesaurus

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