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anal-sadistic

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Definition of anal-sadistic in English:

adjective

Psychoanalysis
Displaying abnormal aggressive and destructive tendencies supposedly caused by fixation at the anal stage of development.
Example sentences
  • Powerful erotic fantasies of an anal-sadistic character surrounded the image of the Presidential contender.
  • Their interest in chess was strongly linked to the character traits and most of them were of the anal-sadistic type.
  • In addition to the oral, anal-sadistic, and ego stages, there are the phallic and genital stages, corresponding to adolescence and puberty.

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