noun, plural a·nal·i·ties. Psychoanalysis.

the condition or quality of having an anal character; collectively, the personality traits characteristic of the anal stage of psychosexual development.

Nearby words

  1. analgesia,
  2. analgesia algera,
  3. analgesia dolorosa,
  4. analgesic,
  5. analgetic,
  6. anallergic,
  7. anally,
  8. analog,
  9. analog clock,
  10. analog computer

Origin of anality

First recorded in 1935–40; anal + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for anality




The psychological state derived from and characteristic of the anal period of psychosexual development.

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