gaucheness


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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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Translations

gaucheness

[gəʊʃnɪs] Ncohibición f, falta f de soltura
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

gaucheness

n (socially) → Unbeholfenheit f, → Tölpelhaftigkeit f; (of remark)Ungeschicktheit f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

gaucheness

[ˈgəʊʃnɪs] ngoffaggine f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Much of this gaucheness might be forgiven if it led to a sustained drive for social and institutional reforms.
Then traditional fans sneered at the gaucheness, but those that initially came to watch 'cricketainment' have largely stuck around.
Unfortunately, the raucous animosity, aggression and gaucheness with which we - perceived dissidents - were served, thanks to our people, bespeak an intemperate people in shackles.
Built around his wild life as a rock 'n' roll bad boy and regretful coming-of-age survivor persona, it isn't short of lyrical gaucheness or predictability.
The latter work's artistic merit is still acknowledged nowadays; although marred by a juvenile gaucheness, it reveals the talent of a promising composer.
Recent front-runner Rodrigo Duterte has the gaucheness that puts Attila the Hun to shame!
Sex is a continuing theme: in the index, under the subcategory Character and Characteristics, references to Eliot's body and appearance, sexual gaucheness, and anxieties about masculinity outnumber other less intimate topics such as "interest in ragtime and music hall" and "editorial astuteness" (484).This attention to bodily and sexual discomfort is neither prurient nor gratuitous: Crawford rightly observes pain in Eliot's poetry, much of it grounded in failures of intimacy, and ultimately it is the poetry that receives Crawford's best and most illuminating attention.
His early pitch that as fellow progressives they should have the same perspective was breathtaking in its gaucheness. This was over New Caledonia--Mitterrand as leader of the French Socialist Party in 1979 had signed off his party's support for the Kanak independentists.
Noticing that the little girl in the seat across the aisle is holding heavily-swaddled doll baby, I inquire about it in a joking fashion, only to receive a kick in the shin for my gaucheness:
Major was repeatedly praised for addressing themes that were what one writer calls "the universal trials and tribulations of teen-age life: the questioning, the gaucheness, the is-this-really-me misery" (Sullivan).
In its combination of technical poverty, stylistic gaucheness, determined abundance, and apparent whimsy, it comes across as charming, even funny.
Dima writes in both Arabic and English, writes sometimes about 'gaucheness', and she can quote Greek philosophers or Shakespeare at will.