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anal retentive

Definitions of anal retentive
  1. adjective
    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.
    synonyms: anal
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    Antonyms:
    oral
    a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression
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