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an·i·mus

 (ăn′ə-məs)
n.
1. A feeling of animosity; ill will. See Synonyms at enmity.
2. An attitude that informs one's actions; disposition or intention.
3. In Jungian psychology, the masculine inner personality as present in women.

[Latin; see anə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

animus

(ˈænɪməs)
n
1. intense dislike; hatred; animosity
2. motive, intention, or purpose
3. (Psychology) (in Jungian psychology) the masculine principle present in the female unconscious. See also anima
[C19: from Latin: mind, spirit]

an•i•mus

(ˈæn ə məs)

n.
1. strong dislike or enmity; animosity.
2. purpose; intention; animating spirit.
3. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the masculine principle, esp. as present in women (contrasted with anima).
[1810–20; < Latin: mind, spirit, courage; akin to anima]
anima, animus - Anima is the source of the female part of personality and animus is the source of the male part.
See also related terms for personality.

animus

male spirituality
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.animus - a feeling of ill will arousing active hostilityanimus - a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
ill will, enmity, hostility - the feeling of a hostile person; "he could no longer contain his hostility"

animus

noun ill will, hate, hostility, hatred, resentment, bitterness, malice, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, enmity, acrimony, rancour, bad blood, malevolence, virulence, malignity He displayed a thorough animus to the Western tradition.

animus

noun
Deep-seated hatred, as between longtime opponents or rivals:
Translations

animus

[ˈænɪməs] N
1. (= animosity) → odio m
2. (Psych) → animus m, alma f

animus

[ˈænɪməs] (formal) n (= animosity) → animosité f
animus against sb/sth, animus towards sb/sth → animosité envers qch/qn

animus

n no pl
(Psych) → Animus m

animus

[ˈænɪməs] nanimosità
References in classic literature ?
By us ordinary mortals of a mediocre animus that is only too anxious to pass by wicked giants for so many honest windmills, adventures are entertained like visiting angels.
Several other women also chimed in, with an animus which none of them would have been so fatuous as to show but for the rollicking evening they had passed.
Dorothea had observed the animus with which Will's part in the painful story had been recalled more than once; but she had uttered no word, being checked now, as she had not been formerly in speaking of Will, by the consciousness of a deeper relation between them which must always remain in consecrated secrecy.
I should scarcely expect any animus from a man of your acquirements and knowledge of the world," the Judge was saying.
Hale, when we say that we embark upon this course of action utterly devoid of animus.
The new state-based VAWAs open up possibilities for a statutory animus element free from previous constructs long embedded in other existing areas of federal law.
Despite Bush's perfunctory exhortations to United States residents that this war "is not against Islam, not against Arab people," the public has happily switched its racial animus from blacks and Latinos to Arabs and South Asians.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Barbara Coe of CCIR has referred to Mexican immigrants as "savages," though she denies any racial animus.
It wouldn't be real of us not to devote significant space and animus to the continuing impact of e-commerce in public management circles.
Part of the right's animus toward the show has nothing to do with its content and all to do with Sorkin and Sheen.
a crime is motivated by "gender animus" (instead of the animus against the entire human race, which motivates most criminals), the criminal's intent doesn't turn the crime into an act of interstate commerce.
The plaintiffs concede that the brewery "has nominally stopped discriminating against African-Americans in hiring workers at the Newark brewery," but the suit claims that an "underlying animus against African-Americans persists.