definition 1: motivating force; intention.
example: The principal animus for a harmonious polity, I think, is religious.
definition 2: a feeling or attitude of enmity.
example: The animus between the two lead actors interfered with filming.
definition 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.”