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visceral Syllabification: vis·cer·al
Pronunciation: /ˈvis(ə)rəl/

Definition of visceral in English:


1Of or relating to the viscera: the visceral nervous system
More example sentences
  • Thoracic and abdominal visceral involvement and hepatosplenomegaly were absent.
  • A visceral pleural line is seen without distal lung markings.
  • Its decline is associated with renal failure and visceral gout.
1.1Relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect: the voters' visceral fear of change
More example sentences
  • Are too many writers coming from an intellectual rather than a visceral view of the world?
  • The driving anger is far deeper and both more visceral and more principled.
  • Were you ever tempted to beef things up to create a visceral, rather than emotional reaction?
instinctive, instinctual, gut, deep-down, deep-seated, deep-rooted, inward;


Example sentences
  • In these lineaments, the figure spoke viscerally of situations of dominance and slavery, it demonstrated men as machines rather than as gods, women as victims rather than as goddesses.
  • We came together out of a desire to make protest more appealing - visually, physically, emotionally, viscerally, etc.
  • A napalmed Vietnamese girl running down a road, a young American with his insides spilling out - such images viscerally showed the horror of war.

Words that rhyme with visceral

corporal • tesseral
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