anal-retentive

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anal-retentive (comparative more anal-retentive, superlative most anal-retentive)

  1. (Freudian psychology) Preoccupied with achieving perfection, order and control and with collecting, possessing, and retaining objects.
  2. (by extension) Overly obsessive concerning small details.

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