of or relating to the viscera.
affecting the viscera.
of the nature of or resembling viscera.
characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect: a visceral reaction.
characterized by or dealing with coarse or base emotions; earthy; crude: a visceral literary style.
- vis·cer·al·ly, adverb
- non·vis·cer·al, adjective
- un·vis·cer·al, adjective
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How to use visceral in a sentence
Instead, it boils down to a more basic, visceral, “us-versus-them” kind of partisanship that’s very difficult for a single politician to undo.
It’s visceral fat, however, that you should be concerned about.Some trainers tout HIIT as the best way to burn belly fat. Here’s what science says. | Pam Moore | December 15, 2020 | Washington Post
Unlike belly fat, visceral fat is “metabolically active,” says endocrinologist Reshmi Srinath, director of the Weight and Metabolism Management Program at Mount Sinai Hospital.Some trainers tout HIIT as the best way to burn belly fat. Here’s what science says. | Pam Moore | December 15, 2020 | Washington Post
It prompts your body to build lean muscle and shrink visceral fat more effectively than a slow-burn endurance workout.
With that spotlight comes the visceral fear that they could be next.Female founders under fire: Are women in the startup world being unfairly targeted? | Maria Aspan | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
The scenes between Johansson and Adam Pearson, a man with neurofibromatosis, are some of the most delicate and visceral this year.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’ | Marlow Stern | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Inevitably, the old visceral “hands-on” flying skills, no longer much employed by pilots, have atrophied like an unused limb.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly? | Clive Irving | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
JUDNICK: My reaction is so visceral that I immediately, like you, isolate myself so I can breathe.
That single chapter, the most visceral and moving part of The Power Broker, took Caro six months to research and write.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece | Scott Porch | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With that tape, we “knew” what had happened in a far more visceral, powerful way than words alone could convey.
There was no true cohesion, no depth, nothing except a web of surface reactions, stretched across automatic visceral movements.Warm | Robert Sheckley
The pleuro-peritoneal cavity is first distinctly formed at a time when only two visceral clefts are present.
The visceral clefts necessarily divide it into separate parts.
The embryo from which the section was taken possessed five visceral clefts, but no trace of external gills.
In the region of the head it exhibits on each side a slight bulging outwards, the rudiment of the first visceral cleft.
British Dictionary definitions for visceral
of, relating to, or affecting the viscera
characterized by intuition or instinct rather than intellect
- viscerally, adverb
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