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  1. knee-jerknoun

    A sudden reflexive movement of the leg below the knee, as a reaction to a tap to the tendon just below the patella (kneecap).

  2. knee-jerkadjective

    Automatic, spontaneous, easily predictable

    He gave a knee-jerk response.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of knee-jerk in a Sentence

  1. Vyanne Lai:

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

  2. Top Obama:

    There is this knee jerk sense on the part of some of the foreign policy establishment that shooting first and thinking about it second projects strength. I disagree with that.

  3. The President:

    I don't think my role is to rubber stamp for the President, but it's also not an automatic knee-jerk no, either.

  4. Alfredo Ortiz:

    We want the game back where it belongs, this was a knee-jerk, hypocritical and illegal reaction to misinformation about Georgia’s new voting law which includes voter ID.

  5. Eury Patrick:

    They’re not trained to just empty their gun, it’s not a knee-jerk reaction. They’re trained to shoot until the risk is ended.

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