Synonyms for Jerky:

adj.

agitated (adjective)
agitated, twitching, trembling, wobbling, perturbed, feverish, quaking, quavering, troubled, Jarred, erratic, convulsive, shivering, upset, disquieted, quivering, jumpy, jittery, disturbed, shuddering, restless, uneasy, nervous, spastic, twitchy, palpitating, Churned, shaken, writhing, skittish, distraught, fluttered, unquiet, shaking.
foolish (adjective)
imbecilic, tomfool, zany, loopy.
irregular (adjective)
intermittent, uneven, unsystematic, sporadic, asymmetric, eccentric, desultory, unrhythmical, capricious, erratic, fluctuating, inconstant, irregular, fitful, variable.
softheaded (adjective)
softheaded.
spasmodic (adjective)
spastic, convulsive.
uncontrolled (adjective)
fitful, shaking, twitching, convulsive, twitchy.

n.

lunatic, imbecilic, unearthly, knowledge, heavy, ungainly, nonsensical, clumsy, be all fingers and thumbs, silly, softheaded, balmy, mad, awkward, absurd, loony, preposterous, moronic, insane, loopy, harebrained, robotic, wooden, tomfool, zany, cockeyed, uncoordinated, ability, wacky, sappy, idiotic, crazy, dippy. frank, chipped beef, cracklings, London broil, cold cuts, ham, corned beef, headcheese. tight, strange, strained, claustrophobic, troubling, cramped, unnatural, unsettling, uncomfortable. jerky (noun)
irregular, jerked meat, jerking, arrhythmic, unsteady.

Other synonyms:

wacky, London broil, ungainly, wooden, dippy, loopy, corned beef, chipped beef, clumsy, awkward, softheaded, loony, cold cuts, headcheese, uncoordinated, robotic. harebrained, nonsensical, ham, preposterous, absurd, imbecilic, cockeyed, moronic. lunatic, sappy, heavy, zany, idiotic, silly, frank. insane, crazy, unearthly. mad. Other relevant words:
loopy, robotic, unnatural, nonsensical, tomfool, mad, awkward, cockeyed, cramped, lunatic, preposterous, uncoordinated, knowledge, jerking, insane, ability, strained, silly, jerked meat, unsettling, frank, wacky, balmy, crazy, zany, cracklings, dippy, headcheese, idiotic, imbecilic, ham, unearthly, tight, ungainly, absurd, unsteady, chipped beef, claustrophobic, troubling, moronic, uncomfortable, clumsy, arrhythmic, heavy, softheaded, sappy, loony, wooden, harebrained, strange.

Usage examples for jerky

  1. As the arms are the chief driving power, swimming on the back is at best but a slow, jerky method of proceeding, but if one has not learned to float, it is a good way to rest for a bit in a long swim. – Healthful Sports for Boys by Alfred Rochefort
  2. And then Theodore was bowing his little jerky bows, and he was shaking hands with Stock, and with the First Violin. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber