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noun as in hostility

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The animus had little to do with his space company, Blue Origin.

From Quartz

“We believe the time has come to understand and acknowledge the historical animus that LGBT federal employees and military personnel faced for generations from their own government to ensure it can never happen again,” Trammell said.

Authorities say they are not certain, at this point, that the alleged shooter, Robert Aaron Long, 21, was motivated by racial animus.

AWS’s decision to effectively terminate Parler’s account is apparently motivated by political animus.

From Fortune

Pan has pushed hard over the years for laws mandating vaccines for children to attend school and, like Offit, has earned the animus of the anti-vax community for his efforts.

From Time

But the real animus seems directed towards the language changing Dodd-Frank.

Their sad fame comes at the hands of those who push the narrative that white cops are motivated by racial animus to kill blacks.

The depth of rage, animus and violence that was directed at him—“Spittle flying, the N word flying”—continues to astound him.

And our outrage here has nothing to do with “racial animus.”

Specifically anti-black animus is not just one ingredient in the “salad bowl” of injustice.

In a long experience he had never seen animus against a witness so recklessly exhibited as by counsel in this case.

I submit that this assists us to understand the animus of the converted Mason and the lengths to which it has taken him.

It is impossible not to admire the lofty tone, free from personal animus, which is seen in all Calhoun's speeches.

Animus, an′im-us, n. intention: actuating spirit: prejudice against.

Pierre rapidly gained control of his temper, but he shifted his animus from the lust of gain to the glutting of revenge.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to animus, such as: bile, mind, spirit, and temper.

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