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What is another word for knee-jerk?

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Made or occurring as a predictable and automatic response
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“After hearing about the incident, she gave a knee-jerk reaction by immediately blaming the usual suspect without considering any other possibilities.”
Displaying biased and prejudiced judgments impulsively
“Her knee-jerk reaction to the opposing political party's proposal revealed her deeply ingrained biases and prejudiced judgments.”
Reckless due to not being properly thought out
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A sudden involuntary reflex kick caused by a blow on the tendon just below the knee
“After being hit on the leg during the soccer match, I felt a sharp pain and my knee-jerk was immediate, causing my foot to kick out involuntarily.”
Instinctive, automatic, unplanned response to a stimulus
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