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.]
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gaucherie

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

(ˌgoʊ ʃəˈri)

n.
1. lack of social grace; awkwardness; tactlessness.
2. an act, movement, or comment that is gauche.
[French]
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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, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, pratfall, bloomer - an embarrassing mistake
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Translations

gaucherie

n
(= act)Tölpelei f; (= remark)ungeschickte Bemerkung
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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.
gaucherie , and impeded the even flow of conversation; but it is a fact capable of an amiable interpretation that ladies are not the worst disposed toward a new acquaintance of their own sex because she has points of inferiority.
His oddness of speech, his gaucheries, his ignorances and nervousness had all been so lightly treated that they had been brushed away almost insensibly.
A visit there is quite pleasing, and a contemporary visitor fails to note all the gaucherie that so many of the British noted in the thirties and forties.
Another basic flaw or gaucherie is some talents' ignorance of proper microphone handling.
Joshi remarks on, "glaring examples of Lovecraft's inability to speak of 'love' or anything remotely connected to it," and Michel Levy, who revels in descriptions of Lovecraft's "gaucherie," "spineless[ness]," and "[preoccupation] solely with chimeras," goes so far as to ask: "But he was too egotistical, too listless to make a suitable husband.
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?
The Government Peace Panel is attempting to impose on the republic its their own perception of the past.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).