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ˈvɪs ər əlvis·cer·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. visceral, splanchnicadjective

    relating to or affecting the viscera

    "visceral bleeding"; "a splanchnic nerve"

  2. intuitive, nonrational, visceraladjective

    obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation


  1. Visceraladjective

    proceeding from emotion or instinct rather than from intellect; deeply emotional; -- as, a visceral reaction.


  1. visceraladjective

    Of or relating to the viscerainternal organs of the body; splanchnic.

  2. visceraladjective

    Having to do with the response of the body as opposed to the intellect, as in the distinction between feeling and thinking.


  1. visceral

    Visceral refers to the deep, inward feelings or emotions a person might have, often characterized by an instinctual or intuitive response rather than intellectual or cognitive. In an anatomical context, it relates to the internal organs in the main cavities of the body, especially those in the abdomen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Visceraladjective

    of or pertaining to the viscera; splanchnic

  2. Visceraladjective

    fig.: Having deep sensibility

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. viscral, LL. visceralis.]


  1. Visceral

    relating or attached to the viscera.

Anagrams for visceral »

  1. cavilers

  2. claviers

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of visceral in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of visceral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of visceral in a Sentence

  1. Brigitte Crumple:

    People used to be content with passively watching or seeing, but these days they realize how fulfilling it is to actually participate, and they are hungry for more direct and visceral ways to remember their journeys.

  2. John Feehery:

    This is just 24 percent of a Republican electorate, probably most of whom probably haven’t thought much about the presidential race, have a visceral reaction to Bush, and haven’t really heard about the other candidates.

  3. Valerie Huber:

    We have long advocated that any group that normalizes or encourages teen sexual activity should not have access to students, that applies to( Planned Parenthood) and other groups, so this new revelation does not change our stance. ( But) it strengthened our antipathy to their fitness as role models for our youth. Regardless of one’s stance on abortion, this footage creates a visceral reaction to our sensibilities and humanity.

  4. David Axelrod:

    Once she lost the Iowa caucuses, she became a different candidate, much less guarded, much more willing to connect with people in a visceral way, much more revealing of herself, much more of an advocate, that's the person she needs to be to win the election. And she needs to project a vision of where she wants to take the country.

  5. Governor Walz:

    It was so incredibly human, it wasn't Jay-Z international celebrity, it was a dad and, quite honestly, a black man with visceral pain that he knew.

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