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Words and phrases that have a meaning related to knee jerk:   (106 results)

Often used in the same context:
reflexive, reactionary, unthinking, irrational, unreasoned, rational, hasty, misguided, shortsighted, reactionism, blinkered, reflex, myopic, wrongheaded, politically correct, pavlovian, posturing, reactive, alarmist, simplistic, cynical, idiotic, flippant, hysterical, craven, jingoistic, dogmatic, fatuous, mindless, reductio ad absurdum, overreaction, unreflective, fuddle, pandering, moronic, illogical, laissez faire, unthoughtful, overreacting, dismissive, demagoguery, pollyannaish, defensiveness, sensible, panicky, smacks, mealymouthed, substanceless, unenlightening, ahistorical, political correctness, tu quoque, defeatist, hyperbolic, partitionist, claptrap, unwarranted, unwisdom, demagogical, nonsense, boneheaded, glib, impulsive, scapegoating, superficial, vehement, hyperbole, sanctimonious, lemming, ethnocentric, speciesist, cavalier, herd instinct, obstreperousness, inane, thoughtless, exclusionist, nativist, blindly, predictable, nonsequitur, moralistic, illiberal, hypocritical, fatalist, subjectivism, wishful thinking, brainless, reacting, disingenuous, pusillanimous, conversative, meanspirited, foolish, wimpish, preemptive, gutless, copout, uncritical, faddish, paternalistic, underreact

More general:
physiological reaction, reflex

Synonyms:
knee-jerk reflex, patellar reflex

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