- 1Hostility or ill feeling: the author’s animus toward herMore example sentences
- They also required the University to take no action motivated by hostility, animus, or disapproval toward Brady's pregnancy.
- The animus and hostility and the intensity of feeling evidenced by this act of the accused does not outweigh its prejudicial effect.
- Ponting's animus toward Churchill never reaches Irving's level of contempt but he has his moments.
- 2Motivation to do something: the reformist animus came from within the PartyMore example sentences
- Motivation refers to the animus for behavior and includes the affective aspects of attitudes, desires, ends, aims, goals, objectives, desired end states, and the like.
- It is true that a nationalistic animus did not rally the Russian people into a cohesive national body with the idea of restoring the country's international standing regardless of the cost, as was the case in 1933 Germany.
- Yet while in other French cities the violence continues, in Marseille the animus soon fizzled out.
- 3 Psychology Jung’s term for the masculine part of a woman’s personality. Often contrasted with anima.More example sentences
- In that sense, the power that a female feels from the male - the animus, in Jungian terms - is a specification of the female power, a mode of application of the power.
- This is specially true of the animus and anima, for their quest for completion is rendered more imperative by the nagging insistence of sexual desire.
- Should art - high or low - only inspire the animus, not the anima?
early 19th century: from Latin, 'spirit, mind'.
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