- The basic impulses and instincts which govern one's actions.
- A feeling of enmity, animosity or ill will.
Etymology: From animus.
- "The current row arose swiftly, sparked both by historical and jockeying over future power and place in Asia - and it surprised many observers in the depth of antipathy on both sides." — Christian Science Monitor, April 22, 2005
- (context, Jungian, _, psychology) The masculine aspect of the feminine psyche or personality.
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