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anal retentive

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adjective

having an anal character.

noun

a person who is anal retentive.

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British Dictionary definitions for anal retentive

anal retentive
/ psychoanal /

noun

a person who exhibits anal personality traits

adjective anal-retentive

exhibiting anal personality traits
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Medical definitions for anal retentive

anal-retentive

adj.

Indicating personality traits, such as meticulousness, avarice, and obstinacy, originating in habits, attitudes, or values associated with infantile pleasure in retention of feces.
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