viscerally

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From visceral + -ly.

Adverb[edit]

viscerally (comparative more viscerally, superlative most viscerally)

  1. Literally, in a manner that affects the viscera or gut.
    The soldier was wounded viscerally and was expected to die of gangrene.
  2. In a visceral manner; in a way that affects one's inner core or produces overwhelming emotions.
    The shock of my friend's decapitation affected me viscerally, and I became paralyzed with dread.