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synonyms for herky-jerky

  • desultory
  • intermittent
  • periodic
  • spotty
  • bits and pieces
  • broken
  • capricious
  • catchy
  • changeable
  • disturbed
  • erratic
  • flickering
  • fluctuating
  • haphazard
  • hit-or-miss
  • impulsive
  • inconstant
  • interrupted
  • on-again-off-again
  • random
  • recurrent
  • restive
  • restless
  • shifting
  • spasmodic
  • spastic
  • unstable
  • variable

antonyms for herky-jerky

MOST RELEVANT
  • constant
  • continual
  • regular
  • continuous
  • even
  • undisturbed
  • unvarying
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How to use herky-jerky in a sentence

Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Nervous and jerky he walked to the center of the stage, and raised his hand begging silence.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
With jerky motions the black monster drew down, the water rippling and gurgling along the sides.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
He knocked the ashes from his cigar and threw out his arms with one of his odd, jerky gestures.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
He spoke in very fair language, short, jerky sentences, but well-chosen words.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
Above the turmoil could be heard the harsh, jerky voice which came from the bowels of the warrior rather than from his lips.
THE WAY OF AN INDIANFREDERIC REMINGTON
Vandeleur is snorting like a steam calliope in bad repair, and I am breathing with the jerky movement of an overworked accordion.
BELFORD'S MAGAZINE, VOL. II, NO. 3, FEBRUARY 1889VARIOUS
He had already turned aside in his quick, jerky way; for he was a comparatively young man.
THE ISLE OF UNRESTHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
His jerky gait shakes the body so severely, that a long journey is a positive punishment, even for the Cossacks.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
With swift jerky gestures he gathered a few dry chips and splinters, whipped a match, and set them alight.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
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