anal-retentive love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Psychology Indicating personality traits, such as meticulousness, avarice, and obstinacy, originating in habits, attitudes, or values associated with infantile pleasure in retention of feces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Preoccupied with achieving order and control and with collecting, possessing, and retaining objects.
  • adj. Overly obsessive concerning small details.


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