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