Animus

n. 1. a powerful feeling of hostility or antagonism; hatred

2. an animating spirit

Synonyms

  • distaste
  • antipathy
  • malice

Antonyms

  • amity
  • friendliness
  • affability
  • Werewolves and vampires have a natural animus towards each other.
  • The soldier's animus helped him survive when he was fighting in the war.
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