having an anal character.
a person who is anal retentive.
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British Dictionary definitions for anal-retentive
/ psychoanal /
a person who exhibits anal personality traits
exhibiting anal personality traits
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Medicine definitions for anal-retentive
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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