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

1 sense of jerky

Sense 1
jerky, jerked meat, jerk -- (meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun)
       => meat -- (the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food)

Antonyms of adj jerky

3 senses of jerky

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")

Sense 2
choppy, jerky -- (marked by abrupt transitions; "choppy prose")

INDIRECT (VIA sudden) -> gradual -- (proceeding in small stages; "a gradual increase in prices")

Sense 3
anserine, dopy, dopey, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerky -- (having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books")

INDIRECT (VIA stupid) -> smart -- (showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness)

Similarity of adj jerky

3 senses of jerky

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")

Sense 2
choppy, jerky -- (marked by abrupt transitions; "choppy prose")
       => sudden (vs. gradual) -- (happening without warning or in a short space of time; "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure")

Sense 3
anserine, dopy, dopey, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerky -- (having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books")
       => stupid (vs. smart) -- (lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity)

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