anal retentive

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Synonyms for anal retentive

a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region

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The reader remains unperturbed by the death of Bianca, this Sorbonne-trained, anally retentive Barbie doll whose pious aim in life is to "cure homosexuals" and whose racism camouflages her own Indo-Chinese background and her upbringing in the former Zaire.
This first movie in six years by '80s New Waver Ko Yi-cheng is his most mature and substantial work to date, and a refreshing change from the joyless, anally retentive pics that have marked much of Taiwan's production of the current decade.
laid-back, lovely, easy-going, plump-ish Chloe-types or-up-tight, self-obsessed, anally retentive, buffed Gary-Types...
THE problem with being even the slightest bit anally retentive is that once you pop, you can't stop.
A darkly amusing two-hander about sexual anxiety and liberation, this stars Sandrine Bonnaire as a neurotic woman who mistakenly steps into, not the offices of psychiatrist Michel Duchaussoy but those of anally retentive tax lawyer Fabrice Luchini, proceeds to unload her marital troubles and then leaves.
He drowns his sorrows with slacker best friend Cooper and the twins, tomboy Jenny and anally retentive Jamie.
We wouldn't have minded so much if Stuart Dickinson had been similarly anally retentive about the Betsen forward pass which gave France their second killer try.
ANALLY retentive readers are continuing to bombard The Scurra with alternatives to the 11 cockney rhyming slang phrases for piles already published.
Good dancing is like good sex - it requires co-ordination and complete abandonment, a trait our anally retentive Prince doesn't have.
Stiller plays anally retentive stiff so well and his character, White Goodman, is the stiffest stiff he's done.
He drowns his sorrows with best pal Cooper (Jacob Pitts) and the twins, tomboy Jenny (Michelle Trachtenberg) and anally retentive Jamie (Travis Wester).
When legendary music producer Irving Steinbloom dies, his anally retentive son Jonathan (Bob Balaban) decides to organise a live televised tribute concert featuring dad's most famous acts.
Professor Cary Cooper, psychology head at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, reckons the former shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury is "obsessional" and "anally retentive".