Meaning of visceral

vis•cer•al

Pronunciation: (vis'ur-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the viscera.
  2. affecting the viscera.
  3. of the nature of or resembling viscera.
  4. characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect: a visceral reaction.
  5. characterized by or dealing with coarse or base emotions; earthy; crude: a visceral literary style.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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