What is another word for animus?

Pronunciation: [ˈanɪməs] (IPA)

The word "animus" refers to a feeling of hostility or strong dislike towards a person, thing or idea. Some synonyms for animus include animosity, enmity, antipathy, hatred, loathing, aversion, bitterness, resentment, and spite. These words all describe an intense negative feeling towards someone or something. For example, if someone has animus towards a particular political party, they have a deep-seated dislike of it. Similarly, if someone has an animosity towards their boss, they feel a strong hostility towards them. It's important to note that while these words are similar, they each carry a slightly different connotation and should be used carefully to accurately convey the intended meaning.

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What are the opposite words for animus?

Animus refers to the strong feeling of hostility or ill will towards someone or something. Antonyms for animus would be words that signify the opposite of this feeling. Such words could include benevolence, goodwill, kindness, friendliness, affection, and love. These words convey positive emotions towards someone or something, unlike animus, which is negative. These antonyms create a more peaceful, harmonious environment by eliminating hostility and encouraging mutual understanding. By using these words, we can promote unity and positivity in our interactions with others, leading to healthier relationships and a more peaceful world. Therefore, it is important to choose our words carefully and try to foster positive relationships whenever possible.

Usage examples for Animus

She did not guess the animus of this speech.
"The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete"
Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
Though we are at war with England we bear no animus toward her reigning house, and have no wish to see King George's crown snatched from him by that beardless young adventurer, who has no more right to the throne of England than you, milor, to that of France.
"Petticoat Rule"
Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
MacArthur objected in a letter to Bligh, written before the trial, to the Judge-Advocate presiding, on the ground that this official was really a prosecutor, and had animus against him.
"The Naval Pioneers of Australia"
Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery

Famous quotes with Animus

  • Jung believed that alchemy is about the transmutation of of the mind and the discovery of the self. Inevitably, he saw the male and female elements of the -- the king and queen of alchemy -- as the animus and anima; this seemed to indicate the () alchemy is about psychological processes.
    Colin Wilson
  • The "ultimate" questions referred to above do not always come up in the encounter with the shadow. Much more often behind him or her another inner figure emerges as a personification of the unconscious. This takes the form of a woman in a man, and in a woman, that of a man. Often it is they who are at work behind the shadow, throwing up new problems. C. G. Jung called them anima and animus. The anima embodies all feminine psychic qualities in a man-moods, feelings, intuitions, receptivity to the irrational, his personal capacity for love, his sense of nature, and most important of all,
    Marie-Louise von Franz
  • The embodiment of the unconscious of a woman as a figure of the opposite sex, the animus, also has positive and negative features. The animus, however, does not express itself so often in women as an erotic fantasy or mood, but rather as "sacred" convictions. When these latter are expressed loudly and energetically in a masculine style, this masculine side of a woman is easily recognizable. However, it can also manifest in a woman who appears very feminine externally as a quiet but relentless power that is hard as iron. Suddenly one comes up against something in her that is cold, stubborn, and completely inaccessible.
    Marie-Louise von Franz
  • The favorite themes that the animus of the woman dredges up within her sound like this: "I am seeking nothing but love, but 'he' doesn't love me." Or, "There are only two possibilities in this situation," both of which of course are unpleasant (the negative animus never believes in exceptions). One can seldom contradict the animus, for it/he is always right; the only problem is that his opinion is not based on the actual situation. For the most part he gives utterance to seemingly reasonable views, which, however, are slightly at a tangent to what is under discussion.
    Marie-Louise von Franz
  • Just as the mother influence is formative with a man's anima, the father has a determining influence on the animus of a daughter. The father imbues his daughter's mind with the specific coloring conferred by those indisputable views mentioned above, which in reality are so often missing in the daughter. For this reason the animus is also sometimes represented as a demon of death. A gypsy tale, for example, tells of a woman living alone who takes in an unknown handsome wanderer and lives with him in spite of the fact that a fearful dream has warned her that he is the king of the dead. Again and again she presses him to say who he is. At first he refuses to tell her, because he knows that she will then die, but she persists in her demand. Then suddenly he tells her he is death. The young woman is so frightened that she dies. Looked at from the point of view of mythology, the unknown wanderer here is clearly a pagan father and god figure, who manifests as the leader of the dead (like Hades, who carried off Persephone). He embodies a form of the animus that lures a woman away from all human relationships and especially holds her back from love with a real man. A dreamy web of thoughts, remote from life and full of wishes and judgments about how things "ought to be," prevents all contact with life. The animus appears in many myths, not only as death, but also as a bandit and murderer, for example, as the knight Bluebeard, who murdered all his wives.
    Marie-Louise von Franz

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