Synonyms

1. knee-jerk_reflex

noun. a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon.

Synonyms

  • reflex action
  • instinctive reflex
  • knee jerk
  • unconditioned reflex
  • innate reflex
  • physiological reaction
  • reflex
  • patellar reflex
  • reflex response

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2. knee-deep

adjective. coming only to the ankle or knee.

Synonyms

  • shallow

Antonyms

  • stay
  • profound

3. knee-high

adverb. up to the knees.

4. knee-deep

adverb. up to the knees.

Antonyms

  • bottomless

5. knee-high

noun. a sock or stocking that reaches up to just below the knees.

Synonyms

  • knee-hi
  • stocking

6. breeches

noun. trousers ending above the knee.

Synonyms

  • trouser
  • trunk hose
  • pant
  • britches
  • knee pants
  • buckskins
  • plus fours
  • codpiece
  • knee breeches
  • knickerbockers

Etymology

  • brech (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. knee-hi

noun. a sock or stocking that reaches up to just below the knees.

Synonyms

  • sock
  • stocking

8. knee

noun. ['ˈniː'] hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella.

Synonyms

  • articulatio genus
  • hinge joint
  • knee joint
  • genicular vein
  • kneepan
  • ginglymus
  • human knee
  • musculus articularis genus
  • patella
  • ginglymoid joint
  • leg
  • vena genus
  • genu

Antonyms

  • free
  • stimulate

Etymology

  • kne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cneo (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. knee

noun. ['ˈniː'] joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee.

Synonyms

  • hind leg
  • articulatio
  • articulation
  • stifle

Antonyms

  • divided
  • distributive
  • segregated
  • individual

Etymology

  • kne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cneo (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. knee

noun. ['ˈniː'] the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee.

Synonyms

  • leg

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • unilateral

Etymology

  • kne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cneo (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Sentences with knee-breeches


1. Noun Phrase
Like most men of that time, the blacksmith would wear knee breeches.

2. Noun Phrase
Like most men of that time, the blacksmith would wear knee breeches.

3. Noun Phrase
After that, and up until the 1870s, boys wore long pants with tunics or other shirts and suspenders, while adult men wore knee breeches.

4. Noun Phrase
After the 1870s, boys wore knee breeches and grown men wore long pants.

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