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synonyms for jerkily

  • erratically
  • fitfully
  • haphazardly
  • infrequently
  • sporadically
  • unevenly
  • any which way
  • anyhow
  • at intervals
  • by fits and starts
  • by turns
  • disconnectedly
  • eccentrically
  • helter-skelter
  • in snatches
  • now and again
  • occasionally
  • off and on
  • out of sequence
  • periodically
  • slapdash
  • spasmodically
  • uncertainly
  • uncommonly
  • unmethodically
  • unpunctually
  • willy-nilly
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antonyms for jerkily

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  • evenly
  • regularly
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How to use jerkily in a sentence

Inspired by octopuses, these squishy robots can twist and turn past obstacles that may prove impossible for jerky, stiff metal ones like those portrayed in the likes of Terminator or Star Wars.
WHY ‘SOFT ROBOTS’ HAVE NASA, DOCTORS, AND TECH WHIZZES SO EXCITEDJAKEMETHJANUARY 1, 2021FORTUNE
A combi oven can mimic sous vide one minute, dehydrate beef jerky the next, and handle tasks as disparate as proofing bread and roasting meats.
THE KITCHEN OF THE FUTURE IS HERE, IT’S JUST NOT EVENLY DISTRIBUTEDKATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The jerky roller-coaster ride has meant making cancellations, juggling multiple roles and sacrificing normalcy.
HOW PARENTS ARE TURNING TOWARD GRATITUDE IN THE PANDEMICRUDRI BHATT PATELDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He was known for his quirky — some might say jerky — sense of humor, which was on full display in his will.
TORONTO’S DEPRESSION-ERA BABY RACEFIONA ZUBLINNOVEMBER 25, 2020OZY
Chris wasn’t a big guy — he was built like lean jerky — so he usually sat wedged between two of us in the back seat.
MY FRIEND, THE MURDEREREUGENE ROBINSONNOVEMBER 24, 2020OZY
He saw the water carrier enter through the bamboo gate, heard the water slosh about jerkily as the bheestee emptied his goatskin.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
She saw a noiseless lizard slide jerkily across a patch of moonshine and dissolve into the purple shadow beyond.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
When Ben Ruby came to, he beheld a ceiling which moved jerkily to and fro and stared lazily at it, wondering what it was.
THE ONSLAUGHT FROM RIGELFLETCHER PRATT
She watched the home train come jerkily to a standstill, and her train approach it on another track.
HARPER'S ROUND TABLE, JUNE 4, 1895VARIOUS
It seemed impossible, but there we were, going jerkily along, much faster than any horse could run.
OLD RAIL FENCE CORNERSVARIOUS
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