variants or jactancy
plural jactances or jactancies
: vainglorious boasting
jactance, vanity, peculation to the ruin of 20 years' laborEzra Pound

Word History


Middle French & Latin; Middle French jactance, from Latin jactantia, from jactant-, jactans (present participle of jactare to throw, shake, speak out, boast) + -ia -y

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“Jactance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jactance. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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