adjective as in instinctive
adjective as in involuntary
adjective as in automatic
adjective as in visceral
adjective as in reflex
adjective as in instinctual
noun as in reaction
noun as in gut reaction
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.
On this page you'll find 213 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to kneejerk, such as: impulsive, ingrained, inherent, innate, intuitive, and natural.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.