Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun jerking

1 sense of jerking

Sense 1
jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade -- (an abrupt spasmodic movement)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb jerk

5 senses of jerk

Sense 1
yank, jerk -- (pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open")
       => pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")

Sense 2
jerk, twitch -- (move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; "The patient's legs were jerkings")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
twitch, jerk -- (make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; "his face is twitching")
       => move involuntarily, move reflexively -- (move in an uncontrolled manner)

Sense 4
buck, jerk, hitch -- (jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
jerk, flick -- (throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head")
       => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

Antonyms of adj jerking

1 sense of jerking

Sense 1
arrhythmic, jerking, jerky -- (lacking a steady rhythm; "an arrhythmic heartbeat")

INDIRECT (VIA unsteady) -> steady -- (not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer")

Similarity of adj jerking

1 sense of jerking

Sense 1
arrhythmic, jerking, jerky -- (lacking a steady rhythm; "an arrhythmic heartbeat")
       => unsteady (vs. steady) -- (subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice")

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