Definitions for knee jerk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knee jerk, knee-jerk reflex, patellar reflex(noun)

    a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon

GCIDE

  1. Knee jerk(n.)

    emotional and predictable; -- of certain people and their reactions to events.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Republican Rep. Steve King:

    It says this, they're knee-jerk supporters of the President's policy.

  2. Edward Abbey (Vox Clamans in Deserto):

    The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative.

  3. Vyanne Lai:

    It is likely there will be some knee-jerk reaction to prices post the OPEC meeting.

  4. Jonathan Barratt:

    I think it was more of a knee-jerk reaction because of the substantial build (of oil stocks) at Cushing.

  5. Jonathan Barratt:

    The sell-off was overdone, i think it was more of a knee-jerk reaction because of the substantial build (of oil stocks) at Cushing.

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