Synonyms for Animus:

n.

love, ill will, dislike, loathing, hostility, disgust, antagonism, hatred, repulsion, revulsion, contempt, enmity, antipathy. animus (noun)
animosity, bad blood.

Other synonyms:

hatred, antipathy, ill will, enmity, antagonism. hostility. Other relevant words:
hostility, revulsion, antagonism, hatred, animosity, enmity, love, antipathy, contempt, dislike, disgust, loathing.

Usage examples for animus

  1. Of course, the nurse gave him her version of the events of the afternoon, with much animus against Philip; and the doctor thought it his duty to have some very serious conversation with him. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell