What does animus mean?

Definitions for animus
ˈæn ə məsan·i·mus

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

Wiktionary

  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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Numerology

  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

Examples of animus in a Sentence

  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. Trey Gowdy:

    Peter Strzok's manifest bias trending toward animus casts a pall on this investigation…His bias impacted his decision making and he assigned to himself the role of stopping the Trump campaign or ending a Trump Presidency, this is not the FBI I know.

  5. Associate Justice:

    This repackaging does little to cleanse [the policy] of the appearance of discrimination that the president’s words have created, based on the evidence in the record, a reasonable observer would conclude that the proclamation was motivated by anti-Muslim animus.

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