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anankastic personality

[an-uh n-kas-tik, an-ang-] /ˌæn ənˈkæs tɪk, ˌæn æŋ-/
noun
1.
a personality syndrome characterized by obsessional or compulsive traits.
Origin of anankastic personality
< Greek anankastikós compulsory, coercive, equivalent to anankast(ós) forced (adj. derivative of anankázein to force, compel, verbal derivative of anánkē force, necessity) + ikos -ic
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