- animus (n.)
- 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" (cognates: 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.
- 1. Your animus towards him suggests that you are the wrong man for the job.
- 2. When you have an animus against a person, you should give it up.
- 当你对别人怀有敌意时, 你应当放弃这种想法.
- 3. Like the anima, the animus too has a positive aspect.
- 4. His criticisms are clearly colored by animus.
- 5. The wartime animus of the two nations subsided into mutual distrust when peace finally came.
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