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Instinctively vs. Viscerally

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Instinctivelyadverb

Innately; by instinct; without being taught.

‘Fish instinctively know how to swim; most humans don't.’;

Viscerallyadverb

Literally, in a manner that affects the viscera or gut.

‘The soldier was wounded viscerally and was expected to die of gangrene.’;

Instinctivelyadverb

In an instinctive manner; by force of instinct; by natural impulse.

Viscerallyadverb

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.’;

Instinctivelyadverb

as a matter of instinct;

‘he instinctively grabbed the knife’;

Viscerallyadverb

in an unreasoning visceral manner

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Instinctivelyadverb

without conscious thought; by natural instinct

‘Elizabeth reacted instinctively in giving him a hug’; ‘some people know instinctively what suits them’;

Viscerallyadverb

in the viscera;

‘he is bleeding viscerally’;

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