anal character


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anal character

[′ān·əl ′kar·ik·tər]
(psychology)
A personality type that exhibits excessive orderliness, miserliness, and obstinancy.
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But word-play and name-dropping suggest another process: 'Ours is a copreous as well as a copious language' and 'the anal character of Our Mutual Friend is complex and multiple' (p.