gauche


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Related to gauche: Gaucher's disease

gauche

 (gōsh)
adj.
Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.

[French, awkward, lefthanded, from Old French, from gauchir, to turn aside, walk clumsily, of Germanic origin.]

gauche′ly adv.
gauche′ness n.

gauche

(ɡəʊʃ)
adj
lacking ease of manner; tactless
[C18: French: awkward, left, from Old French gauchir to swerve, ultimately of Germanic origin; related to Old High German wankōn to stagger]
ˈgauchely adv
ˈgaucheness n

gauche

(goʊʃ)

adj.
lacking social grace; awkward; tactless.
[1745–55; < French: awkward, left; Middle French, derivative of gauchir to turn, veer < Germanic]
gauche′ly, adv.
gauche′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gauche - lacking social polish; "too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate"; "their excellent manners always made me feel gauche"
inelegant - lacking in refinement or grace or good taste

gauche

gauche

adjective
1. Lacking sensitivity and skill in dealing with others:
2. Clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform:
Translations
أخْرَق، غَيْر لَبِق
nemotorný
kejtetklodset
félszeg
klaufalegur
netašytas
netaktisksneveikls
beceriksizsavruk

gauche

[gəʊʃ] ADJ [person, behaviour] → torpe, desmañado; (socially) → cohibido, falto de soltura

gauche

[ˈgəʊʃ] adjgauche, maladroit(e)

gauche

adj (socially) → unbeholfen, tölpelhaft; remarkungeschickt; (= clumsy)linkisch, ungeschickt

gauche

[gəʊʃ] adjgoffo/a

gauche

(gəuʃ) adjective
awkward and clumsy. a gauche young woman.
References in classic literature ?
I may be said, myself, to have belonged to the centre gauche, that being my accidental position in the fabric, when it was a natural consequence to obtain sentiments of this shade.
This wish of mine was treated as groveling, and even worse than republican, by the cote droit of our piece, while the cote gauche sneered at it as manifesting a sneaking regard for station without the spirit to avow it.
The two extremes were regular cotes gauches and cotes droits.
Feeling that his question was somewhat gauche, he smiled angrily.
It sounds idyllic, but very gauche," Lady Carey remarked drily.
age de 17 ans, presentait une masse scrotale gauche evoluant depuis 1 an et un amaigrissement de plus de 10 kg.
L'Union socialiste des forces populaires (USFP) a entame "une phase de reconstruction sur de nouvelles bases en vue de contribuer a la reunification de la gauche marocaine et de l'ensemble des forces democratiques et modernistes", a affirme, vendredi soir a Tanger, le premiere secretaire du parti, Driss Lachgar.
Les journaux independants et a forts tirages Il Corriere della sera et la Stampa , en passant par ceux classes a droite comme il Tempo ou celui de centre gauche comme la Repubblica.
Tournez a gauche sur la rue Wellington, en direction ouest de l'Ottawa River Parkway.
In addition, 160 brands have been chosen to offer one of their iconic creations to pay homage to the 160th anniversary of Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche.
LES SPECIALISTES de la Gauche europeenne accueilleront avec beaucoup d'interet ce recueil de textes issus d'un colloque organise par le Centre d'histoire et de sociologie des Gauches de l'Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
The pair later started a chain of Rive Gauche ready-to-wear boutiques.