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jerky

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of jerky

  1. 1 marked by a series of sharp quick motions made jerky progress walking with the new crutches Synonyms of jerky bumpy, choppy, herky-jerky, jouncy, rough Words Related to jerky erratic, fitful, irregular, spasmodic, spastic, unsteady; jagged, ragged, uneven Near Antonyms of jerky calm, placid, smooth, steady, still

  2. 2 showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment he's acting jerky just to get people's attention Synonyms of jerky absurd, asinine, balmy, brainless, bubbleheaded, cockeyed, crackpot, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dippy, dotty, fatuous, featherheaded, fool, half-baked, harebrained, half-witted, inept, insane, foolish, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, lunkheaded, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, senseless, silly, simpleminded, stupid, tomfool, unwise, wacky (also whacky), weak-minded, witless, zanyWords Related to jerky airheaded, birdbrained, boobish, brain-dead, chowderheaded, chuckleheaded, clueless, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, feebleminded, gormless [chiefly British], idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), mindless, moronic, oafish, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, thoughtless, thick, thickheaded, unintelligent, vacuous, witless; fallacious, illogical, invalid, irrational, nonrational, surd, unreasonable, unreasoning, unsound, weak; farcical, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous; notional; buffoonish, clownish; ill-advised, unconsidered, unreasonedNear Antonyms of jerky brainy, bright, clever, intelligent, smart; logical, rational, reasonable, valid; well-advisedAntonyms of jerky judicious, prudent, sagacious, sage, sane, sapient, sensible, sound, wise



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