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Definition of "gaucherie" [‖Gauche•rie]

  • An awkward or tactless act, manner, or expression. (noun)
  • A lack of tact; awkwardness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gaucherie" in a sentence
  • "Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today described the behaviour of MPs in Parliament over the issue of increasing their salaries as "gaucherie", saying this gives a wrong impression about those who are in politics."
  • "A few men suppress coughs, but most people in the room are hard of hearing, so the minor gaucherie passes without notice."
  • "But he has allowed his enemies to represent him as a figure of immense gaucherie, cynicism, and stupidity."