The Alternative English Dictionary: anal

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anal pronunciation
  • /ˈeɪnəl/
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adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. of, related to, intended for or involving the anus anal thermometer an anal examination anal sex
  2. (psychoanalysis) of the stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region.
  3. (psychology) of a person, obsessed with neatness, accuracy, compulsiveness and stubbornness, supposedly from not having progressed beyond the anal stage. Please don't touch his furniture, as he can get very anal about things like that.
Synonyms: (3): fussy, pernickety, picky
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. Any of the anal scale of a reptile.
  2. (informal) anal sex In the right mood, I'll accept anal. I'll do anything except anal.
anagrams:
  • Alan, alan, Lana

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