Definition of Jerkiness

1. Noun. The quality of being spasmodic and irregular.

Exact synonyms: Fitfulness
Generic synonyms: Irregularity, Unregularity
Specialized synonyms: Spasticity
Derivative terms: Fitful, Fitful, Jerky

Definition of Jerkiness

1. Noun. the state of being jerky ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jerkiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jerkiness

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jerked meat
jerked off
jerker
jerkers
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jerkface
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jerkhood
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jerkies
jerkiest
jerkily
jerkin
jerkiness (current term)
jerkinesses
jerking
jerking off
jerkingly
jerkings
jerkinhead
jerkinheads
jerkins
jerkish
jerklike
jerkoffs
jerks
jerks off

Literary usage of Jerkiness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1910)
"The faults of a short line are jerkiness and excessive compression. ... In the Odes, there is plenty of compression and some jerkiness; but they cannot be ..."

2. Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Developer's Workshopby John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb by John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb (1998)
"The hands need to be updated at the rate of once per second, but setting the timer to a rate of once per second causes intermittent jerkiness in the ..."

3. Sources of Effectiveness in Public Speaking: Psychological Principles by Charles Edmund Neil (1920)
"These two faults are a jerkiness and a parenthetical manner of speaking. ... The parenthetical fault is less tiresome than jerkiness, but is also monotonous ..."

4. A Text-book on Nervous Diseases by Francis Xavier Dercum (1895)
"The motor symptoms may be summarized briefly as general weakness, tremor, twitching, awkwardness and jerkiness of movement, localized paresis, ataxia, ..."

5. The Anatomy of the Automobile by Andrew Lee Dyke (1908)
"Make up your mind what you intend Swerving. doing, and do it without any jerkiness. This rule is very important, especially when driving on greasy roads. ..."

6. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1895)
"... dry and about to crack, the bowels tympanitic; there were stupor and muttering, some jerkiness of the muscles, and a pulse approaching the dicrotic. ..."

7. The Concise Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, George Smith, Harold F. Oxbury (1885)
"There is, indeed, a certain jerkiness of style in the sermons which renders them far less impressive to read than the flowing periods of Jeremy Taylor; ..."

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