What does knee jerk mean?

Definitions for knee jerk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word knee jerk.

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


  1. Knee jerk(n.)

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knee jerk in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knee jerk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Republican Rep. Steve King:

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

  2. Ashima:

    Kill me is just an honest and knee-jerk reaction to dearth of substance.

  3. Edward Abbey (Vox Clamans in Deserto):

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

  4. Vyanne Lai:

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

  5. Roger Berkowitz:

    I’m a little bit surprised by the vehemence of all the knee jerk reactions to it.

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Translations for knee jerk

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