Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On The Cardinal Virtues
Q[113] Of Irony
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[Irony here must be given the signification of the Greek {eironia}, whence it is derived: dissimulation of one's own good points.]

We must now consider irony, under which head there are two points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether irony is a sin?

A[2] Of its comparison with boasting.