kneejerk

/ˈnidʒɜk/ (say 'neejerk)

adjective
1. responsive in a way that is swift but unthinking: a kneejerk announcement.
2. typically unthinking: a kneejerk politician.
phrase
3. kneejerk reaction, an instinctive response to an event, situation, etc.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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