animal spirits love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural The vitality of good health.

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

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