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Meaning of JACTITATION

Pronunciation:  `jakti'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
  2. [n]  a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)
  3. [n]  speaking of yourself in superlatives
 

JACTITATION is a 11 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: boast, boasting, jactation, self-praise
 
 See Also: bluster, brag, braggadocio, bragging, crow, crowing, lie, line-shooting, prevarication, restlessness, rhodomontade, rodomontade, self-assertion, speech act, uneasiness, vaporing, vaunt

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Jac"ti*ta"tion\, n. [L. jactitare to utter in
public, from jactare. See {Jactancy}.]
1. (Law) Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the
   prejudice of another's right; false claim. --Mozley & W.

2. (Med.) A frequent tossing or moving of the body;
   restlessness, as in delirium. --Dunglison.

{Jactitation of marriage} (Eng. Eccl. Law), a giving out or
   boasting by a party that he or she is married to another,
   whereby a common reputation of their matrimony may ensue.
   --Blackstone.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ague, bluster, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bombast, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, bravado, bumpiness, chattering, chorea, cold shivers, conceit, fanfaronade, fits and starts, gasconade, gasconism, heroics, jactation, jerkiness, joltiness, palsy, quaking, quavering, quivering, rodomontade, shakes, shaking, shivering, shivers, shuddering, side, spasms, succussion, swagger, trembling, tremulousness, vanity, vaunt, vauntery, vaunting, vibration
 

 

 

 

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