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animus

an·i·mus

animus

 
 
pronunciation:
ae n ms
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: motivating force; intention.
synonyms:
impetus, intent, spirit, will
similar words:
impulsion, intention, purpose, thought
definition 2: a feeling or attitude of enmity.
The animus between the two lead actors interfered with the filming.
synonyms:
animosity, bad blood, enmity, ill will, rancor
antonyms:
favor
similar words:
anger, antagonism, antipathy, dislike, hatred, malice
definition 3: In Jungian psychology, the archetypal masculine element in a woman's psyche.
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