from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A false boasting or claim, especially one detrimental to the interests of another.
- n. Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as can occur with some forms of acute disease.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. bragging or boasting, especially in a false manner to another's detriment
- n. extreme restlessness; tossing and turning in bed
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another's right; false claim.
- n. A frequent tossing or moving of the body; restlessness, as in delirium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A frequent tossing to and fro, especially of the body, as in great pain or high fever; restlessness.
- n. Agitation.
- n. Vain boasting; bragging; in canon law, false boasting; insistence on a wrongful claim, to the annoyance and injury of another.
- n. In Louisiana, an action to recover damages for slander of title to land, or to obtain confirmation of title by a public recognition of it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)
- n. speaking of yourself in superlatives
- n. (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
Medieval Latin iactitātiō, iactitātiōn-, false declaration, from Latin iactitātus, past participle of iactitāre, to utter, frequentative of iactāre, to boast, frequentative of iacere, to throw.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)