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1  —as in:
a visceral reaction
Definition something felt strongly; or describing something as arising from instinct rather than reason (like saying "felt in the gut")
  • His stories are vivid and visceral.
visceral = something felt strongly; or describing something as arising from instinct rather than reason (like saying "felt in the gut")
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I had a visceral reaction when I saw the gruesome video.
  • visceral = something felt strongly; or describing something as arising from instinct rather than reason (like saying "felt in the gut")
  • ...what is called introspection really consists of awareness of "images," visceral sensations, and so on.
    Russell, Bertrand  --  The Analysis of Mind
  • My opposition was beyond rational, it was visceral.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • visceral = arising from instinct (felt in the gut)
  • And I understood exactly why, now, Renata Ledoux might viscerally hate Shay.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • And the smell brought him hack so viscerally, to a time when she loved him—or he at least felt like she did—that his gut ached anew.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The sight of it printed in capital letters on the crinkly page upsets him viscerally.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • She told us she could see the great respect between us, and she was often viscerally moved by our commitment to getting our final time together right.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Because of this, there had been a point where she had viscerally hated Josie in a way that even Peter never seemed to, for being cruel enough to leave her son behind.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • When he first saw them trudging up and down these hills, which they themselves compared to the surface of the moon, even Farmer, with all his firsthand knowledge of Latin American poverty, felt viscerally puzzled.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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2  —as in:
visceral muscles
Definition relating to or affecting the viscera (internal organs)
  • A sedentary life has lead to excessive visceral fat.
visceral = relating to or affecting the viscera (internal organs)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Shapes of dried blood in the stubble grass and gray coils of viscera where the slain had been field-dressed and hauled away.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • viscera = internal organs
  • visceral bleeding
  • Blood and viscera stained the king's silk carpets.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • It tried to twist away from the agony, a shower of blood and viscera poured down over Tyrion's face, and the horse fell like an avalanche.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Low, throaty female laughter, the kind that seems to vibrate in a fairy ring around the viscera and the genitals.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • I am well pleased to see their pain change its viscera.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • This is not always advantageous, as the extremities can stand a more drastic temperature loss than the viscera can.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He wanted so badly to have them back that the wanting tore like eagle's claws at his viscera.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • He was fond of suffocated guinea pig baked in its own blood and viscera.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone

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