anal-retentive[ā′nəl ri ten′tiv]
anal (senses & )
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.
(comparative more anal-retentive, superlative most anal-retentive)
(comparative more anal retentive, superlative most anal retentive)
- Alternative spelling of anal-retentive.