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(Psychoanalysis) a person who exhibits anal personality traits
(Psychoanalysis) exhibiting anal personality traits
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|Adj.||1.||anal retentive - a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.|
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