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Synonyms for jerky
ˈdʒɜr kijerky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jerky, jerked meat, jerkadjective

    meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun

    saccade, jerk, dork, jerking, jerked meat, jolt, tug

    smart, gradual, steady

  2. arrhythmic, jerking, jerkyadjective

    lacking a steady rhythm

    "an arrhythmic heartbeat"

    choppy, foolish, anserine, dopy, dopey, jerking, goosey, arrhythmical, arrhythmic, goosy, gooselike

    steady, gradual, smart

  3. choppy, jerkyadjective

    marked by abrupt transitions

    "choppy prose"

    choppy, foolish, anserine, dopy, dopey, jerking, goosey, arrhythmic, goosy, gooselike

    smart, gradual, steady

  4. anserine, dopy, dopey, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerkyadjective

    having or revealing stupidity

    "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"

    jerking, choppy, foolish, anserine, dopy, dopey, goosy, goosey, arrhythmic, gooselike

    smart, steady, gradual

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jerkyadjective

    abrupt, unconnected

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  1. Patrick Markey:

    The general story is people who play video games right after might be a little hopped up and jerky but it doesnt fundamentally alter who they are, it is like going to see a sad movie. It might make you cry but it doesnt make you clinically depressed.

  2. Jeremy Barr:

    I was happy that we were able to achieve what I think both Dean and A.G. really wanted to achieve, which was a really sort of intentional transition process that allowed me, but also a team of people who will now move into fresh positions in newsroom leadership, to really have time to work closely together, so many transitions in the past, in fact the majority of them, have taken place in a somewhat herky-jerky or unexpected way, where something happens, somebody departs suddenly, someone is dismissed from the job.

  3. Joseph Madalon:

    He was totally broiled, his skin had fallen off his body. There were huge chunks of skin on the sauna floor. He literally looked like jerky.

  4. Robert Hamilton:

    Everything you do is very gentle, you don’t want to do jerky motions ever.

  5. Russ Versaggi of Tampa:

    It was a little herky-jerky, a little abrupt at times, but never felt threatened, never feel endangered here at all.

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