Meaning of VISCERAL in English

VISCERAL

adj.

Pronunciation: ' vi-s ə -r ə l, ' vis-r ə l

Function: adjective

Date: 1575

1 : felt in or as if in the viscera : DEEP <a visceral conviction>

2 : not intellectual : INSTINCTIVE , UNREASONING < visceral drives>

3 : dealing with crude or elemental emotions : EARTHY <a visceral novel>

4 : of, relating to, or located on or among the viscera : SPLANCHNIC < visceral organs>

– vis · cer · al · ly \ -r ə -l ē \ adverb

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