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animus (an·i·mus): / AN uh muhs /
(1) strong enmity or dislike, especially when spiteful; animosity; malevolent ill will; hostile attitude
(2) a feeling or attitude that serves as motivation; governing spirit; purpose; disposition
(3) the inner masculine part or principle of the female personality (Jungian psychology)
[From Latin animus meaning “mind, spirit, passion, courage, wrath.” Akin to Latin anima.]
Usage: I am shocked and dismayed by America’s state-sponsored animus toward homosexuals and Muslims.