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Meaning of ANIMUS

Pronunciation:  'anumus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
 

ANIMUS is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: animosity, bad blood
 
 See Also: enmity, hostility, ill will

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An"i*mus\, n.; pl. {Animi}. [L., mind.]
Animating spirit; intention; temper.

{nimus furandi} [L.] (Law), intention of stealing.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

["Constraint-Based Animation: The Implementation of Temporal Constraints in the Animus System", R. Duisberg, PhD Thesis U Washington 1986].

 
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