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 ?
= this paragraph refers to controversies, before the French "July Revolution" of 1830, between rightist ("cote droit" = right side) legitimists, who read the official "Moniteur" newspaper and supported the absolutist Bourbon monarchy of King Charles X, and leftist ("cote gauche" = left side) liberals, who read "Le Temps" and argued for reform or revolution; "nothing good could come of Nazareth" = from the Bible, John, I, 46: "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth"}
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.
"It sounds idyllic, but very gauche," Lady Carey remarked drily.
Feeling that his question was somewhat gauche, he smiled angrily.
La situation qui prevaut dans le pays appelle plus que jamais la presence d'une gauche forte.
La sortie musclee du Premier ministre, Manuel Valls, accusant une partie de la gauche de [beaucoup moins que] s'egarer au nom des grandes valeurs [beaucoup plus grand que], renseigne sur le malaise de la France de Hollande confrontee au choix cornelien du principe voulu immuable des droits de l'homme sacrifie sur l'autel de la lutte contre le terrorisme.
Le vice-president du mouvement Ennahdha Abdelfattah Mourou a affirme, lors du forum organise, recemment, par le centre des etudes internationales a l'initiative du journal algerien Al Khabar ' et rapporte par Attounssia, ce vendredi, que les gens de gauche et surtout l'extreme gauche, ne vont pas accepter une coalition avec Nid Tounes, parti qui rassemble, a leurs yeux, les symboles de l'ancien regime.