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gaucherie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gaucherie a socially awkward or tactless act
    • n gaucherie the quality of being rustic or gauche
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gaucherie An awkward action; clumsiness; boorishness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gaucherie An awkward action; awkwardness; bungling; clumsiness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gaucherie (-rē) clumsiness: awkwardness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

I think I know you better than to imagine you would be guilty of such gaucherie as an appeal to the police.
"Peter Ruff and the Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
There is a cynical doctrine that most men would rather be accused of wickedness than of gaucherie.
"Physics and Politics, or, Thoughts on the application of the principles of "natural selection" and "inheritance" to political society" by Walter Bagehot
She was as broad as sumptuous in her nature; so what did a gaucherie matter?
"When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Mrs. Baker thought that the sooner one was allowed to slough off the gaucheries of the Young Person, the better.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
The gaucherie of that "still" struck upon Mark's artistic sensibilities, trained in Italian habits of speech.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
She was free from the affectations, gaucheries, commonplaces, wearinesses of many good women he had known.
"Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers" by Ian Maclaren
Mrs. Clibborn was continually mortifying her daughter by this kind of illiterate gaucherie.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
La Gaucherie, one of the preceptors of Henry IV.
"Practical Education, Volume II" by Maria Edgeworth
A gentleman of very distinguished attainments, named La Gaucherie, undertook the general superintendence of his studies.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
Inadequacy, helplessness, gaucherie, prove that the feelings are bigger than the eloquence.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
And as for a certain gaucherie, that was the spice to his whole manner.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Saul, as a man of the world, refrained from this gaucherie.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
It was Helena who, pitiful for the gaucherie of the girl, saved the situation by raising the issue of tea.
"Joan Thursday" by Louis Joseph Vance
His incredible gaucheries apart, I had no reason for hating him.
"In Accordance with the Evidence" by Oliver Onions
In places, however, he outballads the ballad in pure gaucherie.
"Legends & Romances of Spain" by Lewis Spence
Gott-vertamn de gaucherie of dese badauts.
"The American Revolution" by John Fiske
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In news:

Love songs don't have to be gooey, open-mic gaucheries.
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