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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 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. We are members of that intellectual proletariat, the increasing numbers of which mark in red lettering the last days of the nineteenth century.
Tabatabai's modern Koranic Kampf re-affirms 500 years of Iranian Shiite Islam's intense theo-political animus toward the Jews, conjoined to a broader jihad war for the submission of all non-Muslims under the Sharia.
"We now hold that the answer to the Supreme Court's question is no; the adjudicatory bodies that considered this case did not act with religious animus when they ruled that the florist and her corporation violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), chapter 49.60 RCW, by declining to sell wedding flowers to a gay couple, and they did not act with religious animus when they ruled that such discrimination is not privileged or excused by the United States Constitution or the Washington Constitution."
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