|1.||a person who exhibits anal personality traits|
|2.||exhibiting anal personality traits|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|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|
|Usage:||anal retentive, n; anal retention, n; anal-retentiveness, n|
Indicating personality traits, such as meticulousness, avarice, and obstinacy, originating in habits, attitudes, or values associated with infantile pleasure in retention of feces.