Definitions for viscerally

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vis•cer•alˈvɪs ər əl(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or affecting the viscera.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect:

    a visceral reaction.

  3. characterized by or dealing with coarse or base emotions; earthy.

Origin of visceral:

1565–75; < ML


Princeton's WordNet

  1. viscerally, unreasoningly(adverb)

    in an unreasoning visceral manner

  2. viscerally(adverb)

    in the viscera

    "he is bleeding viscerally"


  1. viscerally(Adverb)

    Literally, in a manner that affects the viscera or gut.

    The soldier was wounded viscerally and was expected to die of gangrene.

  2. viscerally(Adverb)

    In a visceral manner; in a way that affects one's inner core or produces overwhelming emotions.

    The shock of my friend's decapitation affected me viscerally, and I became paralyzed with dread.

  3. Origin: From visceral + -ly.


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