animus[ an-uh-muh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF animus
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANIMUS
It indicated that the animus of which I am speaking is almost a commonplace.
But fraud is hard to suppress when the animus of the perpetrator is wrong.
Easter was too far away, and the animus of the school was for quiet study.
I gather, that her animus is, in all honesty, directed at the—I quote—state of sin.
Austen did not smile; he could well understand his father's animus in this matter.
In the ring he struck to hurt, struck to maim, struck to destroy; but there was no animus in it.
Now their animus against Gourlay prompted them to back it up.
His "dear brother's" popularity and big salary were not the animus of that criticism—oh, no!
Boniface perceived the animus of his foe, but bore himself as loftily as ever.
The effect upon their mental condition of this loss of animus was immediate.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANIMUS
- bad blood
- ill will