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American English: /ˈeɪnlriˈtɛn(t)ɪv/ British English: /ˌeɪnəlrəˈtɛntɪv/

Translation of anal-retentive in Spanish:


  • retentivo anal
    Example sentences
    • The mechanics at Hawk are very good at getting them absolutely immaculate, just the way I like them because they are the kind of anal-retentive people like me who like to get the bike so it's clean enough to eat your dinner off.
    • And here's the proof: a glorious four-CD retrospective that gathers album tracks, B-sides and rarities for fans and anal-retentive obsessives alike - and it's a joy.
    • A sleeper hit in Britain, Leaves has managed to bring both professional editors and amateur anal-retentive sticklers out of the closet to exalt the splendor of semicolons, the cunning of commas, the debonair of the dash.


  • rententivo, (-va) (masculine, feminine) anal
    Example sentences
    • The last couple of weeks have seen my routine disrupted, which is traumatic for us anal-retentives.
    • But, once again, we're just being anal-retentives so don't mind us.
    • The stuff you buy is the old pure beer, brewed and fermented by anal-retentives from ancient recipes.
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