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  • adj. Alternative spelling of knee-jerk.
  • n. Alternative spelling of knee-jerk.

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Examples

  • 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."

    InternetNews Realtime News for IT Managers

  • But the British economy has suffered all too often from short-term kneejerk reactions from politicians.

    Heading south – and fast

  • Although Tuesday's interest rate hike spooked global markets, they quickly recovered from what analysts described as a kneejerk reaction by traders.

    China's economy slows in Q3

  • These practices have been called 'harsh interrogation techniques' by their supporters, namely kneejerk Obama oppos ... and/or former vice president Dick Cheney.

    Tina Dupuy: I Think I Owe Lynndie England an Apology

  • Although Tuesday's interest rate hike spooked global markets, they quickly recovered from what what analysts described as a kneejerk reaction by traders.

    The Guardian World News

  • Sometimes - when the classic Republicans drink the glass of courage - they speak out against the fourth group whose approach to political discourse might be called kneejerk - anything a Democrat - especially a liberal or progressive one - says or does is wrong.

    Pax Nortona - A Blog by Joel Sax

  • This article is misleading and the comments are indicative of developing "kneejerk" reaction culture in America.

    High court rules in voting rights dispute

  • So to avoid that 'kneejerk' it never gets changed.

    [litter] a symptom of deeper issues

  • I find Sully a bit intellectually lazy and prone to the kind of kneejerk reaction and armchair philosophizing that works well in blogs but not so well on paper.

    The Daily Dish: Strange bedpartners

  • But I still can't quite equate Norman Geras, cricket and country music lover, whose cogent and frequent condemnations of the kind of kneejerk anti-US leftism that calls Zarqawi and his head-choppers 'the resistance' are always made more in sorrow than in anger, with the "Stormin Norm" I read of in today's Sunday Times, 'toast of the neocons' and 'darling of the Washington right wing'.

    February 06, 2005

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