gaucherie


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gau·che·rie

 (gō′shə-rē′)
n.
1. An awkward or tactless act, manner, or expression.
2. A lack of tact; awkwardness.

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

gaucherie

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

gau•che•rie

(ˌgoʊ ʃəˈri)

n.
1. lack of social grace; awkwardness; tactlessness.
2. an act, movement, or comment that is gauche.
[French]
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
Translations

gaucherie

n
(= 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.
Another basic flaw or gaucherie is some talents' ignorance of proper microphone handling.
Contract notice: Management Of The Access Roundabout To The Za Of Gaucherie
To 'Ajib, my gaucherie and our retreat after such a minor incident were evidence of our suspiciousness: how could he trust such a poor driver and his unfathomable friend?
They, however, deny the greatest gaucherie and external threat waged on our people since the time of Diosdado Macapagal's watch.
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.
This question aims at the heart of creation, artistic and divine (if you'll permit the gaucherie of such an outmoded word).
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.
George adroit lui aussi sa gaucherie dans cette tache, tout en faisant remarquer que sa femme Rose aurait rapidement acheve ce travail sans abimer la viande.