animal spirits love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. The vitality of good health.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The theorized ‘spirits’ or physiological principles which allowed for sensation and voluntary movement.
  • n. Liveliness, vivacity, a happy tendency to action.
  • n. After Keynes (citation 1936, above), the emotional and intuitive factors that drive business decisions whether to make investment gambles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Spirit.
  • n. Physical health and energy; frolicsomeness; sportiveness.

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