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Pronunciation:  `jakti'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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