plural -s
: boastful declaration or display
one of his familiar jactations of imperfectionGeorge Saintsbury
[probably from French, from Latin] : a throwing or tossing of the body
specifically : jactitation

Word History


Latin jactation-, jactatio, from jactatus (past participle of jactare) + -ion, -io -ion

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“Jactation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jactation. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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