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Word of the Day 03/23/19 Animus

Animus (noun)
animus [an-uh-muh s]


noun
1. strong dislike or enmity; hostile attitude; animosity.
2. purpose; intention; animating spirit.
3. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the masculine principle, especially as present in women (contrasted with anima).

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mind, spirit, temper, bile

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Origin: 1810–20; < Latin: mind, spirit, courage, passion, wrath; akin to anima

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