animus animus  /ˈæ nɪ məs/


  • (n) a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility



  1. The animus against her is the latest round in a revenge cycle out of a classic Greek tragedy.
  2. In the face of such animus, the unconditional love and approval of American Christians is a great gift.
  3. But Davis is not the kind of Republican operative who looks on liberals with personal animus.


  • Public schools failing America

    I was astounded when Barack Obama was elected in 2008. Here was a man with no qualifications, a history of animus against the values of America and a background of decades of associations with people who had denigrated our culture, and our history.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Olean Times Herald


  1. "If you restrain pay you protect jobs," Cameron said. "There is no animus against people because they work in the public sector. It is just a question of how do we best deal with this budget deficit in a way that is fair."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: Hindustan Times

  2. "After eight years of the Bush administration, there is an awful lot of animus on Capitol Hill toward the Republican agenda," said former Rep. Tim Penny of Minnesota, a one-time Democrat who's turned independent and supports McCain. "It would...
    on Oct 26, 2008 By: Tim Penny Source: Bradenton Herald

  3. "Yet we are still troubled that there are so many incidents reported, and that these incidents often involve expressions of anti-Jewish animus that are ugly and deeply hurtful to their victims and the communities where they occur. Just as the noose...
    on Mar 5, 2008 By: Abraham Foxman Source: Anti-Defamation League (press release)

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