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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 of jerk 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 Words Related to jerk 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 of jerk 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 of jerk draw, haul, pull, pluck, tug, wrench, yankWords Related to jerk drag, tow; hitch, twitch; grab, snatchNear Antonyms of jerk heave, shove, thrustAntonyms of jerk 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 of jerk buck, hitch, hoick, jolt, twitch, yank Words Related to jerk 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 of jerk fiddle, fidget, jig, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, thrash, thresh, toss, twist, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, writheWords Related to jerk flit, flutter, twitter; quake, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, tremble; paceNear Antonyms of jerk 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 of jerk agitate, bucket, convulse, shake, jiggle, joggle, jolt, jounce, judder [chiefly British], quake, quiver, shudder, vibrate, wobble (also wabble)Words Related to jerk 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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