What does knee-jerk mean?

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  1. knee-jerk(Noun)

    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-jerk(Adjective)

    Automatic, spontaneous, easily predictable

    He gave a knee-jerk response.


  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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