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Anal-retentive - orthography

Posted by R. Berg on July 31, 2001

In Reply to: Anal-retentive - definition? posted by Bob on July 30, 2001

: : Can anyone give me an "accurate" definition of the phrase "anal-retentive"? And, by the way, does it or does it not have a hyphen? (I had always heard that the answer to that question was, "If you were . . . you'd know!")

: If you type "anal-retentive" into the Search box, you'll find a previous discussion.

It does have a hyphen. I am, and I know.

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