Word "ANAL" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Adjective
Definition:
a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.
Synonyms:
anal retentive

Definition:
of or related to the anus
Examples:
anal thermometer

Crossword Clues for ANAL

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Overly fussy / Make a sudden ...
Super nitpicky Universal 12 Apr 2024
Brian Aldridge, somewhat obsessive (4)
____-retentive
Obsessive to a fault New York Times 01 Apr 2024
Overly persnickety
Nitpicky to a fault
Uptight, slangily
Nitpicky USA Today 30 Jan 2024
Obsessive about getting out of the groove
Persnickity USA Today 13 Jan 2024
Retentive person
Overly meticulous New York Times 31 Oct 2023
Like a very meticulous organizing system Universal 29 Oct 2023
Like a micromanager Universal 23 Aug 2023
Obsessively meticulous Universal 26 Jul 2023
Like many a fussbudget New York Times 13 Jul 2023
Painfully particular New York Times 27 Jun 2023
Neat to a fault Universal 20 Mar 2023
___ stage (concept in psychosexual development) New York Times 11 Feb 2023
Fastidious to a fault New York Times 02 Feb 2023
Meticulous to a fault New York Times 25 Oct 2022
Particularly particular New York Times 19 Oct 2022
Super uptight Universal 14 Oct 2022
Super nitpicky Universal 18 Sep 2022
Persnickety Universal 29 Jun 2022
Annoyingly fastidious The Washington Post Sunday 01 May 2022
Excessively exacting Universal 28 Apr 2022
Like neat freaks LA Times Daily 01 Feb 2022
Like neat freaks The Washington Post 01 Feb 2022
Fastidious to a fault LA Times Daily 18 Jan 2022
Fastidious to a fault The Washington Post 18 Jan 2022
Far from lax The Washington Post Sunday 19 Dec 2021
Detail-oriented and then some New York Times 24 Nov 2021
Like neatniks LA Times Daily 10 Nov 2021
Meticulous to a fault LA Times Daily 02 Nov 2021
Overly fussy, say The Washington Post 20 Oct 2021
Overly fussy, say LA Times Daily 20 Oct 2021
Seriously uptight New York Times 28 Sep 2021
Overfastidious The Washington Post Sunday 05 Sep 2021
Fastidious to a fault LA Times Daily 31 Jul 2021
Fastidious to a fault The Washington Post 31 Jul 2021
Far too finicky The Washington Post Sunday 25 Jul 2021
Overly fussy, informally New York Times 09 Jun 2021
Punctilious to the extreme The Washington Post 14 Mar 2021
Punctilious to the extreme LA Times Daily 14 Mar 2021
Meticulous to a fault LA Times Daily 02 Mar 2021
Meticulous to a fault The Washington Post 02 Mar 2021
Frustratingly finicky The Washington Post Sunday 07 Feb 2021
Like neat freaks The Washington Post 25 Jan 2021
Like neat freaks LA Times Daily 25 Jan 2021
Uptight LA Times Daily 08 Jan 2021
Uptight The Washington Post 08 Jan 2021
Organized to a fault LA Times Daily 08 Nov 2020
Organized to a fault The Washington Post 08 Nov 2020
Overly fussy, say New York Times 31 Aug 2020
Compulsively particular, say New York Times 18 Aug 2020
___ stage (Freudian stage of psychosexual development) The Washington Post Sunday 12 Jul 2020
Obsessive shrink's work half ignored?
Excessively exacting The Washington Post Sunday 01 Mar 2020
Like a nitpicky stickler The Washington Post Sunday 08 Dec 2019
Highly nitpicky The Washington Post Sunday 03 Nov 2019
Like Felix Unger, e.g The Washington Post 08 Oct 2019
Like Felix Unger, e.g LA Times Daily 08 Oct 2019
Fussy to excess New York Times 24 Sep 2019
Overly neat, say The Washington Post 17 Sep 2019
Overly neat, say LA Times Daily 17 Sep 2019
Extremely uptight The Washington Post Sunday 01 Sep 2019
Fastidious to a fault New York Times 21 Aug 2019
Nitpicky Universal 29 Jul 2019
Really uptight Universal 27 Jun 2019
Highly persnickety New York Times 15 Mar 2019
Obsessive about details New York Times 26 Feb 2019
Super-uptight New York Times 21 Feb 2019
Obsessive to a fault New York Times 28 Jan 2019
Like someone who irons their socks, maybe The New Yorker 07 Jan 2019
Obsessive about details
Highly persnickety
Meticulous to a fault
Nitpicky
Really uptight
Super-uptight
Obsessive to a fault
Fastidious to a fault
Like Felix Unger, e.g.
Fussy to excess
Overly neat, say
Excessively scrupulous The Washington Post Sunday 21 Oct 2018
Overly meticulous The Washington Post Sunday 07 Oct 2018
Uptight, as identified by first half of session on couch?
Compulsively neat, say The Washington Post 22 Jul 2018
Compulsively neat, say LA Times Daily 22 Jul 2018
Seriously uptight New York Times 24 Jun 2018
Beyond stuffy New York Times 22 Jun 2018
Overly fussy New York Times 06 Jun 2018
Fussy to a fault New York Times 28 Mar 2018
It's too fussy for characters in psychoanalysis Irish Times Crosaire 24 Feb 2018
Like neat freaks
Beyond stuffy
Fussy to a fault
Seriously uptight
Overly fussy
Compulsively neat, say
Particularly persnickety The Washington Post Sunday 24 Sep 2017
Hypermeticulous New York Times 21 Sep 2017
Like a control freak New York Times 30 Jun 2017
Annoyingly focused New York Times 27 Jun 2017
Way too uptight New York Times 10 Jan 2017
Uptight, informally The Washington Post 02 Jan 2017
Like a control freak
Hypermeticulous
Way too uptight
Annoyingly focused
39-Across, informally New York Times 19 Nov 2016
Meticulous to a fault New York Times 06 Oct 2016
Like a neat freak New York Times 17 Jul 2016
___-retentive New York Times 27 Jun 2016
Alan could be excessively fussy
39-Across, informally
Like a neat freak
Meticulous to a fault
Rigidly uptight New York Times 14 Dec 2015
Excessively focused on something New York Times 01 Jun 2015
Like neatniks and clean freaks New York Times 18 Apr 2015
Rigidly uptight
Excessively focused on something
Extremely exacting
Like neatniks and clean freaks
Overly attentive to details
Suited to be a copy editor, say
Uptight, informally
Obsessive, say
Extremely fussy
Fussy
Chem. assay
Freudian stage
Apt to sweat the small stuff
In the rear
Excessively orderly, informally
Fussy, in slang
Tightly wound
Uptight
Concerned about every last detail
___-retentive
Annoyingly rigid
___ stage (Freudian notion)
Like some temperature measurements
Micromanaging, say
Too fussy
Adult film store aisle
Freud subj.
Way uptight
Topic for Freud: Abbr.
___ canal
Psychological work: Abbr.
Overmeticulous, to a shrink
Similarity: abbr.
Similarity: Abbr.
Thorough study: Abbr.
Chem. process
Similar: Abbr.
Kind of geometry: Abbr.
Detailed study: Abbr.
Really uptight
Persnickety
Like a control freak, stereotypically
Department in a store where you might buy this puzzle's theme
Freudian stage
Like a control freak
Porn store section
Uptight
What some porn actresses won't do
Porn site section
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