viscerotonic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by WH Sheldon, from viscero- +‎ tonic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌvɪsəɹə(ʊ)ˈtɒnɪk/

Adjective[edit]

viscerotonic ‎(comparative more viscerotonic, superlative most viscerotonic)

  1. Designating a personality type characterised as sociable, easy-going, and comfort-seeking.

Noun[edit]

viscerotonic ‎(plural viscerotonics)

  1. A person with such a personality.
    • 1962, Alistair Horne, The Price of Glory, Penguin 1993, p. 20:
      Joffre was a true viscerotonic, and this was the source of his principal strengths and weaknesses.