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Definition of "kneejerk" []

  • Alternative spelling of knee-jerk. (adjective)
  • Alternative spelling of knee-jerk. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "kneejerk" in a sentence
  • "The head of the cable association has come out swinging against what he describes as kneejerk criticism of Time Warner Cable's plan to expand trials of a usage-based pricing structure for its Internet service. blog post today, Kyle McSlarrow, president and CEO of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, blasted the media-reform group Free Press for trying to sic Congress on "one of the few really healthy, growing and creative parts of our economy.""
  • "But the British economy has suffered all too often from short-term kneejerk reactions from politicians."
  • "Although Tuesday's interest rate hike spooked global markets, they quickly recovered from what analysts described as a kneejerk reaction by traders."