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, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, pratfall, bloomer - an embarrassing mistake
Translations

gaucherie

n
(= act)Tölpelei f; (= remark)ungeschickte Bemerkung
References in classic literature ?
His oddness of speech, his gaucheries, his ignorances and nervousness had all been so lightly treated that they had been brushed away almost insensibly.
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.
Au moment ou on s'attendait a l'eviction du president du conseil de la region de Dara Tafilalet pour ses innombrables gaucheries a faire agenouiller un dromadaire, c'est un nouveau Wali qui fut nomme, a la tete de ces contrees du sud-est du royaume.
Calling off the foreign ministers' talks in New York on Sept 21, a day after they were announced, was accompanied with gaucheries that could have been avoided.
As with much of Da Corte's work, it was difficult to put one's finger on just how this gaily lit space and the gaucheries it contained managed to produce disquiet.
Some intelligent viewers may admit to watching them only for a lark, to superciliously laugh at their gaucheries and unintended humor-but, the key point is, they watch.
They found my gaucheries not appalling but forgivable.
Another time, let's hope leaders emerge serving the people's cause, not self-centred pompous gaucheries.
Then there is the powerfully poetic moment when Oliver experiences an epiphany and the reader, too, looks beneath gaucheries and even uncouthness to the yearning heart beneath.
However, he does rather touchingly suggest that Catherine is the one member of the family who achieves a sympathetic connection with Andersen whose gaucheries, including mistaking one of the Dickens sons for a servant, led to her less patient relatives dubbing him a "social blockhead".