how to pronounce animus


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the above transcription of animus is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

animus is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of animus in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… filled with animus and someone dies and …”

meanings of animus


  1. The masculine aspect of the feminine psyche or personality.
  2. The basic impulses and instincts which govern one's actions.
  3. A feeling of enmity, animosity or ill will.

animus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word animus occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics animus can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that animus can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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