gut feeling

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gut feeling (plural gut feelings)

  1. (idiomatic) An instinct or intuition; an immediate or basic feeling or reaction without a logical rationale.
    Don't think too hard about the answers to a personality test; just go with your gut feeling.
    Houston had a gut feeling he was being followed, so he hurried to his car.
    • 2021 April 29, Sabrina Tavernise, quoting Jeff Huntsinger, “Vaccine Skepticism Was Viewed as a Knowledge Problem. It’s Actually About Gut Beliefs.”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      “At the root are these moral intuitions — these gut feelings — and they are very strong,” said Jeff Huntsinger, a social psychologist at Loyola University Chicago who studies emotion and decision-making and collaborated with Dr. Omer’s team.

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