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jerk

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of jerk

  1. 1 a person whose behavior is offensive to others <his constant rudeness and insensitivity made everyone think he was a real jerk> Synonyms bastard, beast, bleeder [British], blighter [chiefly British], boor, bounder, bugger, buzzard, cad, chuff, churl, clown, creep, cretin, crud [slang], crumb [slang], cur, dirtbag [slang], dog, fink, heel, hound, joker, louse, lout, pill, rat, rat fink, reptile, rotter, schmuck [slang], scum, scumbag [slang], scuzzball [slang], skunk, sleaze, sleazebag [slang], sleazeball [slang], slime, slimeball [slang], slob, snake, so-and-so, sod [chiefly British], stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, vermin Related Words barbarian, brute, caveman, Neanderthal, savage; loudmouth, vulgarian; lowlife, miscreant, rascal, rogue, roughneck, scab, scamp, scoundrel, villain, wretch; booby, doofus [slang], fool, jackass, nincompoop, ninny, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, schmo (or schmoe) [slang]; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, dink [slang], dolt, dope, dork [slang], goon, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, moron, turkey; brat, insolent, nuisance, pest, snip; snob, snoot, snot; dweeb [slang], nerd Phrases son of a gun Near Antonyms hero, heroine, idol, role model; gentleman, lady; angel, saint

  2. 2 the act or an instance of applying force on something so that it moves in the direction of the force <guided the rowboat with a jerk of the rope> Synonyms draw, haul, pull, pluck, tug, wrench, yankRelated Words drag, tow; hitch, twitch; grab, snatchNear Antonyms heave, shove, thrustAntonyms push




jerk

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of jerk

  1. 1 to move or cause to move with a sharp quick motion <I jerked to one side to avoid getting hit> <jerked the leash to get the dog's attention> Synonyms buck, hitch, hoick, jolt, twitch, yank Related Words bump, jounce, lurch, pitch, stagger; jig, jiggle, jog, joggle, shake; drag, lug, pull, tug; pluck, tweak; grab, rip, snap (up), snatch, tear, wrench, wrest, wring

  2. 2 to make jerky or restless movements <you've got to quit jerking, or the barber will nick you by accident> Synonyms fiddle, fidget, jig, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, thrash, thresh, toss, twist, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, writheRelated Words flit, flutter, twitter; quake, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, tremble; paceNear Antonyms relax, rest, unwind; calm (down), still

  3. 3 to make a series of small irregular or violent movements <the car jerked with every shift of the gear> Synonyms agitate, bucket, convulse, shake, jiggle, joggle, jolt, jounce, judder [chiefly British], quake, quiver, shudder, vibrate, wobble (also wabble)Related Words rock, sway, swing; chatter, quaver, shiver, thrill, tremble; twitch; dodder, waver; flicker, fluctuate, flutter, oscillate, undulate, wave; beat, palpitate, pit-a-pat, pitter-patter, pulsate, pulse, throb




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