Definitions of jactitation
  1. noun
    (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)
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    type of:
    lie, prevarication
    a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
  2. noun
    speaking of yourself in superlatives
    synonyms: boast, boasting, self-praise
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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
    extravagant self-praise
    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
  3. noun
    (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
    synonyms: jactation
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    queasiness, restlessness, uneasiness
    inability to rest or relax or be still
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