jactitation

Primary Meanings of jactitation

1.
n
(law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)
2.
n
(pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
Full Definitions of jactitation
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n (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)

Type of:
lie, prevarication
a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

n speaking of yourself in superlatives

Synonyms:
boast, boasting, self-praise
Types:
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brag, bragging, crow, crowing, gasconade, line-shooting, vaporing
an instance of boastful talk
bluster, braggadocio, rhodomontade, rodomontade
vain and empty boasting
vaunt
extravagant self-praise
self-assertion
the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others
Type of:
speech act
the use of language to perform some act
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n (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness

Synonyms:
jactation
Type of:
queasiness, restlessness, uneasiness
inability to rest or relax or be still

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