Jactancy
Jactancy Jac"tan*cy (j[a^]k"tan*s[y^]), n. [L. jactantia, fr. jactans, p. pr. of jactare to throw, boast, freq. fr. jacere to throw; cf. F. jactance.] A boasting; a bragging. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • jactancy — jac·tan·cy …   English syllables

  • jactancy — The act of boasting or bragging …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • jactancy —   n. boasting.    ♦ jactation, n. boasting; Medicine, tossing or shaking of body …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • jactancy — noun see jactance …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jactation — Jac*ta tion (j[a^]k*t[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. jactatio, fr. jactare: af. F. jactation. See {Jactancy}.] A throwing or tossing of the body; a shaking or agitation. Sir. W. Temple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jactitation — Jac ti*ta tion, n. [L. jactitare to utter in public, from jactare. See {Jactancy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Law) Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another s right; false claim. Mozley & W. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A frequent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jactitation of marriage — Jactitation Jac ti*ta tion, n. [L. jactitare to utter in public, from jactare. See {Jactancy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Law) Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another s right; false claim. Mozley & W. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boasting — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Boasting >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 boasting boasting &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 boast boast vaunt crake| Sgm: N 1 pretense pretense pretensions Sgm: N 1 puff puff puffery …   English dictionary for students

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