animal spirits definition

  • noun-plural:
    • The vigor of good wellness.
  • noun:
    • The theorized ‘spirits’ or physiological principles which allowed for sensation and voluntary movement.
    • Liveliness, vivacity, a happy habit of activity.
    • After Keynes (citation 1936, above), the psychological and intuitive facets that drive business decisions whether to make investment gambles.
    • actual health insurance and power; frolicsomeness; sportiveness.
  • adjective:
    • See under Spirit.
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