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jactitation

noun

1 jactitation

Speaking of yourself in superlatives.

synonyms: boast, boasting, self-praise.

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Roget 884: boasting etc. v.; boast, vaunt, crake; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade; gasconade; ... show more

Dutch: opscheppen
Polish: przechwaƂa



2 jactitation

law A false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law).

3 jactitation

pathology Extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness.

synonym: jactation.


Moby thesaurus: ague, bluster, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bombast, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, bravado, bumpiness, chattering, chorea, cold shivers, conceit, fanfaronade, fits and starts, gasconade, gasconism ... show more.

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