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adjective as in reflex

adjective as in knee-jerk

noun as in gut reaction

noun as in spontaneous reaction


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And hipsters and hippies now reek of old-school, kneejerk attitudes.

But such disparagement was itself a kneejerk reaction, and it was fallacious.

POLITICO's Tim Mak reports a humorous example of kneejerk reactionaries at work.

While kneejerk comparisons to Lolita are inevitable, David Lamb is playing a different game than Humbert Humbert.

The kneejerk reaction among interventionists is to see the blood and insist that the United States act right away.

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On this page you'll find 213 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to kneejerk, such as: impulsive, ingrained, inherent, innate, intuitive, and natural.

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