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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. James Clark:

    In every urban core you have the same mentality that is on display in St Louis right now. In St Louis, we have a human capital crisis where you have men, women, boys and girls who have not been cultivated to care, so, violence becomes a knee-jerk reaction.

  2. Fatima Bhutto:

    There was no moment of reflection, no introspection, only a knee-jerk call for vengeance, in Pakistan, blood will always have blood.

  3. Gerry Soedjatman:

    In Indonesia, the regulators don't seem to understand the bigger picture, a lot of the policies that came out this year after the crash have been knee-jerk reactions.

  4. Republican Rep. Steve King:

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

  5. Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Mentat Fixe:

    Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ablility to learn. The judgemental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.

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