What does animus mean?

Definitions for animusˈæn ə məs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word animus.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. animosity, animus, bad blood(noun)

    a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility


  1. animus(Noun)

    The basic impulses and instincts which govern one's actions.

  2. animus(Noun)

    A feeling of enmity, animosity or ill will.

  3. animus(Noun)

    The masculine aspect of the feminine psyche or personality.

  4. Origin: From animus, closely related to anima, which is a feminine form; see anima.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Animus(noun)

    animating spirit; intention; temper

  2. Origin: [L., mind.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Animus

    an′im-us, n. intention: actuating spirit: prejudice against. [L. animus, spirit, soul, as distinguished from anima, the mere life.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of animus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of animus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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