Definition of alazony in English:

alazony

noun

Literary Criticism
  • Literary Criticism. Failure to recognize irony, especially due to arrogance, misplaced self-confidence, or a lack of self-awareness.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin alazonia from ancient Greek ἀλαζονεία boastfulness, imposture from ἀλαζονεύεσθαι to make false pretensions, boast + -εία.

Pronunciation

alazony

/ˈaləzəni/