The story has since entered public lexicon as the definitive example of "pluralistic ignorance" — where individuals in a group go along with something because they incorrectly assume everyone else feels the same way. In this case, everyone doesn't want to be the one to say that they can't see the exquisite clothing, so they act as if they can in order to not be painted as ignorant. If someone these days says "the emperor has no clothes," they think that someone else doesn't really believe what they're saying; they're just going along with it to fit in.
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