anal retentive

having an anal character.
a person who is anal retentive. Unabridged
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anal retentive
1.  a person who exhibits anal personality traits
2.  exhibiting anal personality traits

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Main Entry:  anal-retentive
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  exhibiting a tendency toward excessive neatness and obstinacy in how things are done, thought to be tied to the anal stage of development in Freudian psychology
Etymology:  1958-62
Usage:  anal retentive, n; anal retention, n; anal-retentiveness, n's 21st Century Lexicon
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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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