anality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From anal +‎ -ity.

Noun[edit]

anality (plural analities)

  1. (psychoanalysis) The state of being anal.
    • 1980, Arthur Asa Berger, Film in Society, p. 133:
      If the relationship between Protestantism and repressed anality is so close, then anality loosed from repression can be powerful to the point of political [...].
    • 1994, Arleen B. Dallery, Transitions in Continental Philosophy, p. 93:
      It is important to note that not only anality, but also orality, causes pleasure [...].
    • 2003, Frank Krutnik & Richard Bradley, Hollywood Comedians: the Film Reader, p. 79:
      no one has ever thought to praise him for the anality of his humor.