animus /ˈanɪməs/


I. noun

1. [ mass noun] hostility or ill feeling

the author’s animus towards her.
2. [ mass noun] motivation to do something

the reformist animus came from within the Party.
[Psychoanalysis] (in Jungian psychology) the masculine part of a woman’s personality.

Often contrasted with anima.
– origin early 19th cent.: from Latin, ‘spirit, mind’.

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