anal-retentive

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a·nal-re·ten·tive

(ā′nəl-rĭ-tĕn′tĭv)
adj.
Indicating personality traits, such as extreme fastidiousness, stinginess, and obstinacy, supposed by psychoanalytic theory to originate during the anal stage in habits, attitudes, or values associated with infantile pleasure in retention of feces.
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anal-retentive

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But when the figurehead of anal retentiveness has an extramarital fling, you can bet it will be done properly and with the right thread count.
The other two make vague stabs at humanity: Cynthia Watros' Connie indulges in unbridled sex while Kristen Johnston's Fran worries about the environment with an obsession that seems to owe more to anal retentiveness than to any humanitarian concern.
like I did in my review of the last mag, but nobody's perfect and youthful exuberance counts for way more than anal retentiveness.