One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Literary Criticism. Failure to recognize irony, especially due to arrogance, misplaced self-confidence, or a lack of self-awareness.
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.
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