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1. An awkward or tactless act, manner, or expression.
2. A lack of tact; awkwardness.

[French, from gauche, gauche; see gauche.]


(ˌɡəʊʃəˈriː; ˈɡəʊʃərɪ; French ɡoʃri)
1. the quality of being gauche
2. a gauche act


(ˌgoʊ ʃəˈri)

1. lack of social grace; awkwardness; tactlessness.
2. an act, movement, or comment that is gauche.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaucherie - the quality of being rustic or gauche
gracelessness, clumsiness, awkwardness, stiffness - the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
2.gaucherie - a socially awkward or tactless actgaucherie - a socially awkward or tactless act  
blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall, bloomer - an embarrassing mistake


(= act)Tölpelei f; (= remark)ungeschickte Bemerkung
References in classic literature ?
Why they WERE different, Robert exclaimed to her himself in the course of a quarter of an hour's conversation; for, talking of his brother, and lamenting the extreme GAUCHERIE which he really believed kept him from mixing in proper society, he candidly and generously attributed it much less to any natural deficiency, than to the misfortune of a private education; while he himself, though probably without any particular, any material superiority by nature, merely from the advantage of a public school, was as well fitted to mix in the world as any other man.
He was carefully and correctly dressed in clothes borrowed from his new tailor, and he showed not the slightest signs of strangeness or gaucherie amongst his unfamiliar surroundings.
His oddness of speech, his gaucheries, his ignorances and nervousness had all been so lightly treated that they had been brushed away almost insensibly.
This apparent gaucherie is one of the few traits we can see from the young mind of Barber, however facile his intellectual stamina proved, but there is a practical explanation.
Emma's witticism here is so brilliant that it suggests, in hindsight, that Austen may have plotted Emma's uncharacteristic Box Hill gaucherie partly to set it up.
Le trace hesitant de la croix ne laisse subsister aucun doute, tant il est difficile de feindre une telle gaucherie pour celui qui sait ecrire.
It is also believed that such gaucherie is the result of Advani being guided not by political leaders but ideologues such as S.
Crowning the gaucherie was a spire that may or may not have received radio signals.
There is a lot of gaucherie in this character when it comes to his interaction with the physical world.
Taking her as a whole, with her occasional coltish gaucherie, her charming and extradinereh inabiliteh to do anether exsent, and her assured way with eyeliner she's got to be one of the more palatable film stars currently doing the rounds.
Cranach was swift to register the cellulite-laden gaucherie of his goddesses (though not without its quaint charm) as an ineptitude caused by following so closely his 1508 Judgement of Paris, which was in the format of a woodcut; a medium too obdurate for refinements, too brittle for slender shapes, and with none of the subtleties of oil-paint.
She replicates O'Connor's gaucherie in McCarthy's living room when she gracelessly blurts out a defense of the Eucharistic hymn, Tantum Ergo.