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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Related to the posterior opening of the digestive system; Characterized by being overly and unreasonably obsessive.

Usage examples (7)
  • Not only are you anal, but you are anal about things most people have never even heard of.
  • Word origins, A Where did the phrase anal-retentive come about?
  • We started keeping things jointly because he's disorganized and I'm best described as anal-retentive.
  • Professor A: I never said your rhymes-with-'anal' pronounciation was wrong. for more
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