Jun
05
2013

animus

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animus

ae nə məs

noun

1. motivating force; intention.
example: The principal animus for a harmonious polity, I think, is religious.

2. a feeling or attitude of enmity.
example: The animus between the two lead actors interfered with filming.

3. In Jungian psychology, the archetypal masculine element in a woman’s psyche.
example: Jung wrote, “A woman possessed by the animus is always in danger of losing her femininity.”

Animus conquers all.

Animus conquers all.

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