Synonym of painstaking

Alternative for painstaking

Adjective

Diligent in performing a process or procedure
careful conscientious meticulous scrupulous assiduous attentive diligent exacting fussy industrious punctilious sedulous thorough demanding laborious searching ultra-careful accurate close correct earnest elaborate hard-working loving minute particular persevering religious rigorous strenuous strict studious thoroughgoing conscionable exact finicky fussbudget heedful pedantic persnickety picky punctual stickler by the book by the numbers precise methodical detailed fastidious nice systematic delicate unflagging pernickety finical tireless active exhaustive orderly nitpicking persistent zealous indefatigable perfectionist constant dainty full overnice busy finicking tough efficient choosy fine engaged regular dedicated employed bustling working critical faithful intent untiring choosey particularized blow-by-blow itemized fussbudgety unerring old-maidish tenacious circumstantial hair-splitting nit-picky refined deliberate ordered tied-up hopping occupied keen unwavering judicious rigid dogged explicit pinpoint particularised itemised determined reliable formal discriminating comprehensive plugging faultless steadfast proper mathematical unrelenting over-particular intensive clocklike faddy structured complete in-depth planned hairline stringent disciplined literal spot-on businesslike skilful skillful driven intense committed thoughtful unmistakable veridical difficult uncompromising defined concentrated perfect regardful unremitting selective swotty organized eager operose overcritical unwearied observant unswerving cautious pass-remarkable severe right true steady pertinacious faddish enterprising clear-cut stickling hard to please solid dependable purposeful matter-of-fact over-fastidious nit-picking difficult to please logical methodized methodic eager beaver hairsplitting fiddly tidy fixed expeditious well organized neat definite spot on on the mark bang on on the button organised together effective on the nose well-regulated systematical well ordered all-out soup to nuts all-embracing all the way royal plenty all-inclusive whole-hog sweeping full-dress absolute slam-bang from A to Z watchful focused grinding whiz alert concentrating listening topical intrinsic controlled carping microscopic aggressive resolute choicy stilted decorous stiff stiff-necked ceremonious starchy appropriate actual tricky focussed sticklerish rough restless ambitious wholehearted passionate bold duteous upright overprecise assertive civil seemly formalistic conventional overconscientious overscrupulous polite courteous complex complicated thoroughpaced provident overdelicate hypercritical hanging in hanging tough playing safe circumspect sure daring forceful radical militant squeamish walking on eggs concerned prim precision selfdisciplined discreet chary right on good eye white-glove minding p's and q's heart and soul into subtle crossing the t's dotting the i's stern firm harsh ultra-fine exquisite fine-drawn dead on incorrupted finespun winning superior nuanced nifty inflexible unyielding lethal deadly inch-perfect on target well aimed going to great lengths professional captious queasy impossible to please prompt timely tight unbending routine systematized coherent specialized specialised authentic veracious relentless authoritative easily disgusted very careful workaday practical well-ordered inexhaustible truthful factual well planned systematised well regulated well thought out errorless unwearying patient competent unambiguous specific never-tiring enthusiastic dynamic definitive flawless certain immediate seasonable on time early speedy lifelike fair convincing realistic practised slick infallible scholarly well researched energetic weariless unshakeable indomitable unfaltering just genuine recurrent in good time on the dot periodic cyclic quick ready slogging persisting plodding veristic verisimilar single-minded vigorous unsinkable remorseless hell-bent ironclad unflinching inexorable pragmatic deft sharp discriminative true to life concrete scientific distinct error-free to schedule in time on schedule when expected well timed telling it like it is on the nail fact-based on the beam word-perfect ultraprecise as it really happened bound and determined nose to grindstone stop at nothing dead set on practiced accomplished well-organized serious hardworking spot on time under the wire direct bang on time well reasoned well informed well argued valid verbatim undeviating honest good unadulterated legitimate dead-on unvarnished word for word on the money veritable unembellished undistorted real bona fide on-target credible narrow unabridged unquestionable standard straightforward sound express official indubitable unequivocal hard clear so kosher certified dinkum categorical trustworthy justified word-for-word simple letter-for-letter similar orthodox set established creditable well-founded well defined natural loyal letter for letter to the letter pure outright impeccable downright certifiable unmistaken amen echt letter-perfect legit clearly defined high-principled pukka pucka sure-enough normal inerrant bull's-eye without error resembling calculated measured nominal indisputable uncounterfeited bonafide unfaked sterling well-established up front original unfailing crystal clear identical in depth line-for-line univocal reputable conforming literatim surgical determinate decisive individual line for line line by line nailed down on the numbers utter well-defined straight from the horse's mouth the real McCoy for real based on facts out-and-out textbook technical total characteristic archetypal representative guileless typical ingenuous archetypical irrefutable undeniable conclusive undisputed unimpeachable unrefuted plain picture-book dead right model unbroken to a T picture-perfect perfected classic whole to a turn polished artless unaffected unmitigated consummate satisfactory unqualified sheer de facto average unpretentious undesigning unpretending existent fitting OK admissible unalloyed arrant honest-to-goodness dinky-di real McCoy objective unexaggerated moral acceptable O.K. undoubted watertight immaculate solemn righteous stone okay equitable bare principled honorable unelaborated gospel stark puritanical priggish prissy on the right track for sure on track right stuff along the right lines honourable ethical in every respect historical documentary nonfictional recognized regimented legal traditional documented authorized prescribed true-blue undeceptive right as rain on the ball on the right lines free of error cooking with gas according to Hoyle cut-and-dried black-and-white reasonable responsible approved lawful sanctioned accepted rational justifiable reasoned defensible warrantable commonsensical levelheaded sober defendable warranted commonsense commonsensible sensible informed apparent ordinary unembroidered written usual verbal high-minded incorruptible ceremonialistic ritualistic ritual authorised ceremonial recognised vindicable on the level as true as I'm sitting here on the line on the up and up as true as I'm standing here like it is dutiful pious upstanding not figurative balanced well grounded cogent well-grounded well founded

Adjective

Arduous in nature
major difficult arduous demanding hard harsh tough wearisome challenging daunting excruciating grueling severe torturous wearying ambitious exacting formidable gruelling ponderous rigorous strenuous tedious testing tortuous trying unforgiving backbreaking burdensome laborious tiring agonising agonizing back-breaking bruising brutal exhausting fatiguing harrowing mighty onerous punishing taxing toilful troublesome bothersome colossal crushing cumbersome debilitating draining extreme fierce forbidding gigantic heavy hefty herculean immense immoderate intense intimidating operose oppressive rough staggering stressful thorny thoroughgoing tiresome toilsome unremitting unsparing unyielding uphill upstream vigorous wearing effortful energy-consuming gargantuan grinding hairy hellish Herculean killer painful really hard sapping titanic very hard moiling rugged sweaty tall killing grievous weighty stringent murderous stiff hellacious persnickety exigent Augean pick-and-shovel unbearable intolerable galling backbreaker unpleasant knackering distressing grim jarring solemn distressful shattering depleting hypercritical by the book precise thorough critical careful nit-picking insufferable pressing dicey prohibitive awful tough going problem ominous hazardous easier said than done merciless nerve-racking high-impact slavish sticky torturesome unendurable tormenting not easy hard-won drudgy labored serious no picnic worksome vicious marathon cruel like getting blood out of a stone uncomfortable troubling difficile laboured unnerving ferocious almighty impossible savage scabrous problematic uphill battle crippling high-pressure discomforting imperious time-consuming tricky irksome enervating vexatious worrying relentless exasperating traumatic worrisome vexing mean awkward disturbing frustrating inconvenient enervative upsetting wicked unreasonable aggravating hectic maddening pressured fraught strict terrible annoying inhuman superincumbent disagreeable pesky bitter hardhanded searing excessive pestilent irritating austere bad nagging monumental weary infuriating bold niggling nasty murder energetic impressive knotty aggressive plaguy pestiferous pestilential punitive troublous rowdy carking prostrating exorbitant embittering hostile grave tense grandiose steep daring perturbing anxious unfair Sisyphean drastic draconian dreadful harassing unsettling extravagant lofty rankling concerning intractable ungovernable objectionable drudging repressive infernal irking agitating busy domineering elaborate inexorable despotic headache abrasive riling very difficult overwhelming ugly boring unmanageable wretched chafing nettling nettlesome peeving incommodious confounded undisciplined disorderly unjust recalcitrant large-scale wayward discouraging puzzling unruly rebarbative cussed pesty plaguey a stinker of a anxiety-ridden physical powerful stretching huge prodigious searching responsible withering racking chastening massive unrelaxing strained uncharitable unkind fiendishly difficult tremendously difficult very challenging unrelenting overtaxing overpowering plodding spartan mammoth a nuisance dour protracted lengthy hardworking tight an imposition large order heavy sledding dogged overburdening high forceful heroic courageous slow grating provoking displeasing no piece of cake shocking repugnant exerting swingeing sky-high inflated extortionate enraging lamentable deplorable unwelcome antagonizing harrying afflicting disappointing ghastly foul horrible rotten horrid vile audacious iniquitous inordinate outrageous teasing festering antipathetic appalling atrocious frightful horrendous abominable tyrannical industrious unsatisfying unattractive antagonising dictatorial unrealistic grand intrepid autocratic offensive enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall undemocratic grotty pretentious visionary frantic chaotic improbable ballsy brash idealistic unfeasible insupportable perverse complex complicated tyrannous fanciful unreal magnificent active eventful frenzied frenetic lively authoritarian iron-fisted lousy beastly improper unlikely overbearing pitiless ruthless coercive anti-democratic disquieting discomposing mystifying high-handed overweening peremptory from hell unacceptable egregious importunate turbulent restless far-fetched disheartening gloomy sombre dispiriting ironhanded rough going dismal depressive bleak heavy-handed somber depressing confining difficult to achieve infestive dangerous alarming damaging messy flustering animated madhouse tireless full tumultuous riotous furious bustling wild problematical bewildering intricate incomprehensible convoluted perplexing baffling confounding beyond bearing not to be borne full on spirited action-packed bumpy raucous a bummer of a disobedient rebellious dysfunctional defiant delinquent socially impaired belligerent willful self-willed naughty badly behaved uncooperative impudent erratic errant hot-tempered disturbed disruptive badly-behaved misbehaving whiny roguish sullen cantankerous undisciplinable loudmouthed contumacious ill-behaved bellicose incorrigible insolent maladjusted rude confrontational combative argumentative malicious ill-disciplined mischievous truculent pugnacious unrestrainable uncontrollable stubborn scrappy uncompliant rascally insubordinate uncontainable peevish devilish petulant indocile

Adjective

Thorough, to a great degree, with intensity

Adjective

Detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
elaborate complex complicated detailed intricate involved convoluted sophisticated thorough particularised particularized tangled extensive fancy full particular studied tortuous byzantine careful complicate daedal entangled exact involute involuted laboured labyrinthian labyrinthine minute perfected precise serpentine baffling bewildering circumstantial confusing gingerbread impenetrable imposing inextricable knotty labored prodigious skilful skillful many-faceted overdone overworked refined Byzantine Daedalian Gordian blow-by-blow highly wrought high tech comprehensive exhaustive specific complete meticulous explicit elaborated accurate seriatim delicate ornate dainty all-inclusive itemized fine definite all-embracing developed encyclopedic encyclopaedic enumerated finicky itemised in depth point-by-point at length profuse copious abundant ample lavish rich plentiful sufficient liberal in-depth satisfying in detail broad-ranging perplexing obscure puzzling difficult unfathomable hard recondite abstruse cryptic enigmatic inscrutable thorny tricky baroque interlaced confused fiddly problematical undecipherable profound deep abstract incomprehensible arcane mystifying jumbled troublesome subtle mysterious ambiguous unclear opaque esoteric difficult to understand full of twists and turns winding tough problematic cumbersome multifaceted mazy occult dense knotted mixed nuanced multifarious rarefied maze-like ravelled raveled mixed up Delphic Daedalean hi-tech hermetic hermetical mystical hazy little known heavy above one's head over one's head layered mazelike messy arduous labyrinthial labyrinthical labyrinthal labyrinthiform labyrinthic state-of-the-art scrambled chaotic devious awkward mixed-up taxing secret private hidden insoluble unanswerable intertwined interwoven mystic confounding effortful ramified uphill reticular terrible formidable unintelligible inner mind-boggling mind-bending inexplicable hypermetric cabbalistic beyond one's grasp advanced gnarly enigmatical unsolvable hard to explain paradoxical hard to solve vexing beyond comprehension thought-provoking rambling fathomless magical acroamatic sibylline orphic cabalistic secretive vague sinuous twisted circuitous rococo heterogeneous muddled variegated clear as mud Greek to me clear as dishwater recherché high-tech drawn-out long-drawn-out can of worms

Adjective

Done competently but without flair
workmanlike masterly efficient expert professional skilled adept proficient satisfactory skilful careful tasty thorough adroit artful bravura competent deft delicate dexterous dextrous masterful practiced practised skillful virtuoso nimble graceful agile precise accurate polished nifty able effortless effective neat accomplished crack capable experienced ace talented clever mean crackerjack master good handy versed consummate educated veteran brilliant great gifted compleat superb apt professed complete stellar excellent first-rate wizard genius fine quick trained slick wicked sharp outstanding well versed magnificent qualified exceptional superlative supreme dazzling impressive nimble-fingered seasoned ingenious habile smart first-class savvy out of this world knowledgeable topflight whiz nippy schooled finely judged smooth exceptionally good practical well-versed a hand at big league multiskilled multitalented finished superior world-class exquisite astute peerless au fait ready versant pro learned sure-handed effectual fitted taught well-rounded tutored all-round refined all-around marvellous brainy elite prompt facile demon class old there cool vet marvelous a dab hand at on the ball wised up tuned in top-notch preeminent transcendent certified active A1 fit dynamite hot first class best resourceful sly useful proper suitable reliable very well having the know-how wonderful formidable shrewd productive splendid notable glorious balanced deadly organized cunning canny specialist businesslike leet cute fleet rangé right on errorless dead-on spot-on serviceable suited sure-fire well sporting exact on-target trustworthy stringent organised intelligent extraordinarily skilled very skilled highly skilled exceptionally skilled immensely skilled highly trained highly qualified having know-how having good hands hardy hot tamale

Adjective

Moving, acting, or taking place without haste or urgency
unhurried slow unhasty unrushed crawling creeping dallying dawdling dilatory dillydallying dragging laggard lagging languid sluggish snaillike tardy gradual lingering loitering patient pokey poking poky slow and steady snail-like snail-paced slow-going slow-moving slow-paced leisurely lazy easy relaxed deliberate measured leaden lackadaisical languorous laid-back steady plodding sedate torpid listless comfortable lethargic gentle inert apathetic undemanding supine restful inactive heavy casual phlegmatic dull indifferent indolent idle slothful easy-going dreamy ponderous comatose dopey lax spiritless enervated limp relaxing languishing impassive uninterested late weary calm sleepy unenthusiastic blah unconcerned energyless flagging snoozy nebbish blahs pining moony sleepyhead drowsy lymphatic leisured effortless slack sluggardly tortoise-like delaying delayed lollygagging behindhand procrastinating laboured passive remiss weak tired labored faint sickly infirm wimpy feeble somnolent stupid free moving slowly easygoing nonchalant at your own pace in your own time chilled still even regular unexciting backward time-wasting unpunctual laborious lumbering cumbersome putting off tarrying slackened moratory problem neglectful negligent undeveloped dense underprivileged imbecile checked moronic behind arrested underdeveloped feeble-minded subnormal on hands and knees recreational stagnant shiftless motionless lifeless numb moderate unenergetic fatigued quiescent fainéant benumbed narcotic amusing frivolous entertaining slithering shuffling quailing inching sneaking grovelling worming skulking writhing slinking wriggling squirming shambling groveling hobbling leaden-footed otiose pococurante Laodicean stuporous paralyzed hebetudinous slumberous static faineant sodden latent paralysed dormant laggy droopy lacking in energy laid back tortoiselike postponing imperceptible non-job related non-work related fun on all fours barely moving slow-footed debilitated draggy having spring fever inattentive do-nothing neb work-shy pointless surplus irrelevant hollow sterile superfluous loafing bone idle stupefied flat lacklustre lackluster stretchy exhausted unmoving stolid careless derelict slapdash inefficient slipshod quiet depressed out of it without energy procrastinative incompetent disregardful slap-happy delinquent disorganized neglecting sloppy offhand disorderly asleep at the wheel disorganised slovenly workshy asleep on the job unprofessional regardless permissive dead yawny unresponsive insensitive insensible dozy logy neurasthenic asthenic

Noun

The property of being scrupulous
scrupulousness care carefulness heedfulness heed pains conscientiousness meticulosity closeness meticulousness thoroughness diligence awareness punctiliousness fastidiousness assiduousness attentiveness concern consciousness pain spotlight TLC dependability industriousness reliability tender loving care precision attention to detail exactness painstakingness detailedness preciseness rectitude assiduity exactitude sedulousness nitpicking correctness efficiency fussiness strictness perfectionism accuracy rigour rigor veracity faithfulness nicety rigorousness accurateness delicacy fineness ultraprecision perfection fidelity truth faultlessness scrupulosity veridicality detail regularity particularity orderliness promptitude unequivocalness definiteness definitude definitiveness intentness earnestness literalness alertness keenness consecutiveness correspondence narrowness truthfulness authenticity intensiveness explicitness verity factuality specificity verisimilitude realism niceness fairness mindfulness choosiness discrimination skillfulness sharpness sureness mastery skill certainty incisiveness dutifulness uprightness steadfastness incorruptibility honesty honour honor industry application attention laboriousness activity perseverance dedication zealousness studiousness tenacity commitment zeal pertinacity tirelessness doggedness persistence constancy effort sedulity concentration indefatigability exertion briskness vigor quickness perseveration worksomeness continuance vigour intent intensity hard work work ethic

Noun

A spell of difficult, tiring work or travelling
slog effort labor labour struggle sweat toil grind exertion graft toiling work drudgery industry pains yakka donkey-work hard work moil travail blood, swear, and tears drag elbow grease Herculean task service strain hard yakka blood, sweat and tears endeavor endeavour trouble donkey work drudge donkeywork slavery fatigue while expenditure hard labour stress chore energy diligence striving hardship sweat of one's brow application battle grindstone spadework muscle push strength hard graft treadmill nine-to-five tribulation ordeal trial pain hassle daily grind bother burden grubwork sweated labour suffering force persistence power uphill battle gruntwork tough grind difficult task tall order tough assignment backbreaking work determination routine chores tedium squirrel cage working day slaving hard slog task load occupation adversity drain encumbrance hack work oomph problem perseverance elbow juice physical effort campaign agony torture test difficulty millstone crusade privation distress tears slogging conscientiousness attempt drive dirty work grunt work venture purpose hard labor manual labor salt mines vigor grit vigour intensity discipline resolution exercise pull tension strife welly pursuit uphill struggle anguish long haul weight nightmare assiduity tenacity assiduousness pangs trials and tribulations old college try scut work thankless task undertaking industriousness attempts toils throes back-breaking task labour of Hercules backbreaker imposition headache heavy labor heavy labour no picnic difficult project sedulousness activity doggedness attention dedication concentration sedulity commitment care attentiveness enterprise zeal intentness tirelessness fuss might earnestness steadiness rigour pressure potency laboriousness impulse momentum impetus indefatigability rigor puissance steam horsepower inconvenience punch single-mindedness resolve bustle resoluteness devotion constancy brawn action rigorousness studiousness operation dynamism pertinacity thew perseveration clout continuance busyness stuff keenness endurance velocity potence stamina sinew firepower speed potential fury physical energy driving force responsibility disruption charge control steadfastness movement struggling labouring doing beef employment duty value study stretch patience ambition main deliberation laboring punctiliousness heedfulness enthusiasm purposefulness wholeheartedness zealousness backbone ardor focus productiveness hard pull long pull physical exertion thoroughness carefulness meticulousness steps thrust ardour measures quickness heed worksomeness briskness alertness intent thought sense of purpose actuation impulsion staying power work ethic propelling force surge procedures proceedings grief ado reaction response motive force propulsion impelling force hitch flurry snag undertakings motive power forward motion full head of steam acts toughness forcefulness course of action nerve hustle vitali goods motive impellent guts spunk brawniness brute force grunt physical ability fierceness vim mightiness acceleration vitality athleticism peppiness verve virility punchiness powerfulness vigorousness muscularity get-up-and-go impact fire in belly right stuff violence stimulus draft life brunt draught sock pow arm subjection

Antonym of painstaking

painstaking Idiom, Proverb

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