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anal retentive definition

  • adjective:
    • Alternative spelling of anal-retentive.
    • a stage in psychosexual development when the young child's interest is targeted in the anal region; fixation during this period is said to cause orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.
    • alternate spelling of anal-retentive.
    • a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is targeted on anal area; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.
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