What does animus mean?

Definitions for animusˈæn ə məs

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anacharsis Cloots:

    Bad mind, bad heart. (Mals Mens, Malus Animus)

  2. John Lott:

    You might have imagined that if people were shooting black suspects for some type of racial animus, you might imagine there would be a change before and after Ferguson.

  3. Jeff Danielson:

    I want contrast between Democrats, it is a job interview about what you are going to try to do and not every Democrat thinks the same way. We should be mature about it and welcome it without personal animus.

  4. Danny Cevallos:

    Typically in criminal law, motive is not an element of a criminal offense, however, motive can be evidence of your intent (to commit a crime). Why you did something can tell us about what you meant to do when it happened. Hate crimes require that (an intent to commit crime) be motivated by some animus, some hatred of other people.

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