anankastic personality

anankastic personality

[an-uhn-kas-tik, an-ang-]
noun
a personality syndrome characterized by obsessional or compulsive traits.

Origin:
< Greek anankastikós compulsory, coercive, equivalent to anankast(ós) forced (adj. derivative of anankázein to force, compel, verbal derivative of anánkē force, necessity) + ikos -ic

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