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animus (AN uh muhs) (s) (noun), animuses (pl)
1. A feeling or display of enmity, ill will, or hostility: Jillian felt an animus against those who refused to accept her application for the job.

Gerald was satisfied with his first year on the job; however, after he was moved to a new department, he developed a real animus towards his supervisor.

2. An attitude, basic impulse, or feeling that motivates a person’s actions: Roy had an animus that persisted as he strived to pursue his vocational objectives.

Although animus still contains some of the original idea of the soul as a driving force, the more common interpretation is usually the sense of ill-will or dislike.

Hostile actions to get rid of the boss.
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An intent to do harm.
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Mens, animus, corpus. (Latin motto)
Translation: "Mind, soul, body."

A motto of Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire, USA.

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A feeling or indication of hatred, ill will, or hostility. (2)