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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.]
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)
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]
See also related terms for personality.
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