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Meaning & Definition of Anal in English

English

Anal

/enəl/

adjective

1. Of or related to the anus

  • "Anal thermometer"
    synonym:
  • anal

2. 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.
    synonym:
  • anal
  • ,
  • anal retentive

Examples of using

The stages of psychosexual development—oral, anal, phallic, latent, and genital—turn out to be one big Freudian slip, betraying severe anal retention on the part of the taxonomist.