gut reaction


gut reaction
An instantaneous reaction made without thought

When he saw that lion leaping towards him, his gut reaction was to run.

See Also: gut feeling, gut instinct

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  • gut reaction — {n. phr.} A mental or physical response that springs from one s depths. * /My gut reaction was to get out of here as fast as possible./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gut reaction — {n. phr.} A mental or physical response that springs from one s depths. * /My gut reaction was to get out of here as fast as possible./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gut reaction — UK US noun [countable] [singular gut reaction plural gut reactions] something that you feel or believe strongly without stopping to think about it My gut reaction was that he was lying. Thesaurus: reactions and ways of resp …   Useful english dictionary

  • gut reaction — gut re action noun count something that you feel or believe strongly without stopping to think about it: My gut reaction was that he was lying …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gut reaction — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms gut reaction : singular gut reaction plural gut reactions something that you feel or believe strongly without stopping to think about it My gut reaction was that he was lying …   English dictionary

  • gut\ reaction — n. phr. A mental or physical response that springs from one s depths. My gut reaction was to get out of here as fast as possible …   Словарь американских идиом

  • gut reaction — Synonyms and related words: affect, affection, emotion, emotional charge, emotional shade, experience, feeling, feeling tone, foreboding, heartthrob, impression, passion, presentiment, profound sense, reaction, response, sensation, sense,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gut reaction (to something) — n. a basic and immediate response to something. □ Well, my gut reaction is quite negative. □ Her gut reaction to the plan is basically a good one …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • (a) gut reaction — a reaction that is based on your immediate feelings about someone or something. When a tragedy like this happens, I think people s gut reaction is anger and a desire to find someone to blame …   New idioms dictionary

  • gut feeling — {n. phr.} An instinctive reaction. * /I have a gut feeling that they will never get married in spite of all they say./ …   Dictionary of American idioms