animus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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 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.
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.
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.
Hale, when we say that we embark upon this course of action utterly devoid of animus.
Ultimately, the Brzonkala court decided that a rape of a female college student showed sufficient gender animus, because, "by process of elimination, an inference of gender animus is more reasonable in this situation than in some other rapes.
As anyone who has ever discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict knows, it is sometimes difficult to determine whether criticism of the Jewish state has crossed over into animus towards Jews.
Circuit Court of Appeals--as did a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit before it--rejected its implementation, saying that the order "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination" and in a 10-3 ruling upheld a lower court's injunction to keep the ban from going into effect.
A great idea Justin had, which was a team idea, was to have a different kind of Animus than in the game.
Exploring healing possibilities with the Anima, Animus and Jungian Theories
Pierce said, We believe Marcus Garvey was the subject of racial and political animus.
Any discriminatory animus against the recognition of petitioner's natural-born status would need to survive strict scrutiny, that is, the Comelec must show that there is a compelling state interest in discriminating against foundlings and that such interest be addressed through a narrowly-tailored policy, he added.