Origin of animus
Examples from the Web for animus
The depth of rage, animus and violence that was directed at him—“Spittle flying, the N word flying”—continues to astound him.
Nevertheless, the anti-Thaksin animus redounds so powerfully to Yingluck that she faces more pressure after the election.
I have no animus for those who are touched by such heights of fame.
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 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There was no animus in the voice, only surprise and disappointment.The Major|Ralph Connor
Probably it would not have saved him; but the animus of his Holiness was not shown to his advantage on the occasion.The Duchess of Trajetto|Anne Manning
Austen did not smile; he could well understand his father's animus in this matter.Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill
Gibbon, because of his anti-Christian animus, is hostile to Constantine; but he admits that he was temperate and chaste.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
And the animus in Lady Level's answer was so intense that the husband and wife exchanged stolen glances.The Story of Charles Strange Vol. 1 (of 3)|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for animus
Word Origin for animus
Word Origin and History for animus
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.