lack of social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkwardness; crudeness; tactlessness.
an act, movement, etc., that is socially graceless, awkward, or tactless.
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How to use gaucherie in a sentence
She could not resist the delicate malice of the exclamation, she imitated the gaucherie so delightfully.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete | Gilbert Parker
I was sorry that I had spoken English before him so heedlessly, and resolved that I would never be guilty of such gaucherie again.John Bull on the Guadalquivir | Anthony Trollope
The discomfited lady-killer, aspersing the name of Anna with an insolent gaucherie, has his ears boxed for his pains.Modernities | Horace Barnett Samuel
Her gaucherie was painful to her and evident and very dear to the man perceiving it.Under the Law | Edwina Stanton Babcock
He left her standing with heightened color blaming herself bitterly for her gaucherie.Tam O' The Scoots | Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for gaucherie
the quality of being gauche
a gauche act
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