Synonyms of jerk in English:

jerk


See definition of jerk

noun

1‘she gave the reins a jerk’

SYNONYMS
yank, tug, pull, wrench, snatch, heave, drag, tweak, twitch

2‘he let the clutch in with a jerk’

SYNONYMS
jolt, lurch, bump, start, jar, jog, bang, bounce, shake, shock
rare jounce

3‘I was left behind, feeling a complete jerk’

SYNONYMS
fool, idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
informal dope, ninny, chump, dimwit, nitwit, goon, dumbo, dummy, dum-dum, dumb-bell, loon, jackass, bonehead, fathead, numbskull, dunderhead, chucklehead, knucklehead, muttonhead, pudding-head, thickhead, wooden-head, airhead, pinhead, lamebrain, pea-brain, birdbrain, zombie, nerd, dipstick, donkey, noodle
British informal nit, numpty, twit, clot, goat, plonker, berk, prat, pillock, wally, git, wazzock, divvy, nerk, twerp, charlie, mug, muppet
Scottish informal nyaff, balloon, sumph, gowk
Irish informal gobdaw
North American informal schmuck, bozo, boob, lamer, turkey, schlepper, chowderhead, dumbhead, goofball, goof, goofus, galoot, dork, lummox, klutz, putz, schlemiel, sap, meatball, gink, cluck, clunk, ding-dong, dingbat, wiener, weeny, dip, simp, spud, coot, palooka, poop, squarehead, yo-yo, dingleberry
US informal wing nut
Australian, New Zealand informal drongo, dill, alec, galah, nong, bogan, poon, boofhead
South African informal mompara
British vulgar slang knobhead
North American vulgar slang asshat
archaic tomfool, noddy, clodpole, loggerhead, spoony, mooncalf

verb

1‘she jerked her arm free’

SYNONYMS
yank, tug, pull, wrench, wrest, heave, haul, drag, tweak, twitch, pluck, snatch, seize, rip, tear, whisk
informal whip
ANTONYMS

ease

2‘the car jerked along in the traffic’

SYNONYMS
jolt, lurch, bump, jog, bang, rattle, bounce, shake
rare jounce
ANTONYMS

glide