animus: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (an'u-mus), [key]
— n.
  1. strong dislike or enmity; hostile attitude; animosity.
  2. purpose; intention; animating spirit.
  3. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the masculine principle, esp. as present in women (contrasted with anima).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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