strong dislike or enmity; hostile attitude; animosity.
purpose; intention; animating spirit.
(in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the masculine principle, especially as present in women (contrasted with ).
Hence the animus of former candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry, candidate Ron Paul, and even Mitt Romney.
The Fed’s Forthright Admission About Our Messy Economic Situation Zachary Karabell June 20, 2012
But his lack of animus also comes from his post-war experience, one day in particular.
Healing the Wounds of Bataan Michael Norman September 18, 2009
In their meeting, Mao made explicit both his patience on Taiwan and animus against Moscow.
Winston Lord and Leslie H. Gelb: Nixon’s China Opening, 40 Years Later Winston Lord, Leslie H. Gelb February 19, 2012
Both shows were a good example of the animus Mills felt toward writing that leaned on coy or grotesquely delivered stereotypes.
David Mills’ Gift to Television Stanley Crouch April 4, 2010
I have no animus for those who are touched by such heights of fame.
Harry Belafonte: Black Artists Must Do More Harry Belafonte September 1, 2012
Such, in general terms, is the animus of the two political parties of Prussia.
The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864 Various
Easter was too far away, and the animus of the school was for quiet study.
Miss Ashton’s New Pupil Mrs. S. S. Robbins
It is the intention, the animus with which an act is done, and not the act itself which constitutes the sin.
Christian Sects in the Nineteenth Century Caroline Frances Cornwallis
Austen did not smile; he could well understand his father’s animus in this matter.
Mr. Crewe’s Career, Complete Winston Churchill
The animus displayed toward the enemy is far removed from the precept which enjoins that he shall be loved.
The World’s Progress, Vol. I (of X) Various
intense dislike; hatred; animosity
motive, intention, or purpose
(in Jungian psychology) the masculine principle present in the female unconscious See also anima
1820, “temper” (usually in a hostile sense), from Latin animus “rational soul, mind, life, mental powers; courage, desire,” related to anima “living being, soul, mind, disposition, passion, courage, anger, spirit, feeling,” from PIE root *ane- “to blow, to breathe” (cf. Greek anemos “wind,” Sanskrit aniti “breathes,” Old Irish anal, Welsh anadl “breath,” Old Irish animm “soul,” Gothic uzanan “to exhale,” Old Norse anda “to breathe,” Old English eðian “to breathe,” Old Church Slavonic vonja “smell, breath,” Armenian anjn “soul”). It has no plural. As a term in Jungian psychology for the masculine component of a feminine personality, it dates from 1923.
animus an·i·mus (ān’ə-məs)
An animating or energizing spirit.
Intention to do something; disposition.
A spirit of active hostility; ill will.
In Jungian psychology, the masculine inner personality as present in the unconscious of the female.
[“Constraint-Based Animation: The Implementation of Temporal Constraints in the Animus System”, R. Duisberg, PhD Thesis U Washington 1986].
- Anion exchange
anion exchange anion exchange n. The process by which an anion in a liquid phase exchanges with another anion previously bound to a solid, positively charged phase. anion exchange See ion exchange.
a negatively charged ion, as one attracted to the anode in electrolysis. any negatively charged atom or group of atoms (opposed to ). Historical Examples In a few minutes the priest of anion and the chief of the kolchytes were being carried towards the valley in their litters. Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers Now, one question: […]
- Anion gap
anion gap anion gap n. The difference between the sum of cations and anions found in plasma or serum.
- Anion-exchange resin
anion-exchange resin anion-exchange resin n. An insoluble organic polymer containing cation groups that attract and hold anions present in a surrounding solution in exchange for anions previously held.