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Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
[French, awkward, lefthanded, from Old French, from gauchir, to turn aside, walk clumsily, of Germanic origin.]
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|Noun||1.||gaucheness - an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement; "the whole town was famous for its crudeness"|
impoliteness - a discourteous manner that ignores accepted social usage
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