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knee-jerk reaction

  • nounautomatic response
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Synonyms for knee-jerk reaction

noun automatic response
  • Pavlovian response
  • absence of thought
  • automatic reaction
  • gut reaction
  • involuntary impulse

More words related to knee-jerk reaction

force of habit

noun. habitual behavior
  • creature of habit
  • habit pattern
  • knee-jerk reaction
  • pattern
  • stereotyped behavior
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