[ UK /ɡˈə‍ʊʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈɡoʊʃ/ ]
  1. lacking social polish
    too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate
    their excellent manners always made me feel gauche
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How To Use gauche In A Sentence

  • It's considered gauche to flaunt your wealth. Times, Sunday Times
  • Yes, yes: I realize it's gauche to go on about the Strokes.
  • Moi j'etais dans la voiture a un stop donc je n'ai pas pu aider la vieille femme qui 'perdue' est resté abasourdie au milieu du passage clouté immobile a regarder de droite a gauche ... Pinku-tk Diary Entry
  • As such, he was utterly made for the job, as his combination of physical clumsiness, verbal ineptitude and unwaveringly glaikit expression must have made even the most gauche and pallid code-cruncher feel like a cocksure sophisticate. Be My Enemy
  • What makes the Jack Flash sequences arguably escapist is not just their gaucheness but the vicarious thrill of his anti-establishment rebellion. Essay Rant Thingy
  • I have, too, a sort of spiritual gaucherie which makes me unapt to participate in any rite.
  • We're all a bit gauche when we're young.
  • He takes his place in the new date-unspecific, genre-bending scheme of things with assurance rather than gaucheness. Times, Sunday Times
  • The bill would add five lysosomol storage diseases to the newborn screening panel: Pompe disease or acid maltase deficiency; Krabbe disease or globoid cell leukodystrophy; Gaucher's disease; Niemann-Pick disease; and Fabry disease. Clovis News Journal : News
  • I think she was a little gauche, thoroughly charmed by the literary excitement of it all, and didn't realise he was maybe a little more amorous than she gave him credit for.
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