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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gauche, graceless, unpolishedadjective

    lacking social polish

    "too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate"; "their excellent manners always made me feel gauche"

GCIDE

  1. Gauchenoun

    Lacking grace and perceptivity in social situations; crude; tactless; socially inept.

    Etymology: [F.]

  2. Gauchenoun

    (Chem.) Not planar; -- of molecules or molecular conformations.

    Etymology: [F.]

Wiktionary

  1. gaucheadjective

    Awkward or lacking in social graces; bumbling.

    Etymology: From gauche, from gauchir, from gaucher, from welkan "to full, trample" from welk-. Akin to walchan, wealcian, valka. More at walk

  2. gaucheadjective

    Skewed, not plane.

    Etymology: From gauche, from gauchir, from gaucher, from welkan "to full, trample" from welk-. Akin to walchan, wealcian, valka. More at walk

  3. gaucheadjective

    Describing a torsion angle of 60°

    Etymology: From gauche, from gauchir, from gaucher, from welkan "to full, trample" from welk-. Akin to walchan, wealcian, valka. More at walk

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gauchenoun

    left handed; hence, awkward; clumsy

    Etymology: [F.]

  2. Gauchenoun

    winding; twisted; warped; -- applied to curves and surfaces

    Etymology: [F.]

Freebase

  1. Gauche

    Gauche is an R5RS Scheme implementation. It is designed for scripting in a production environment. It is intended to allow programmers and system administrators to write scripts in support of daily operations. Quick startup, built-in system interface, native multilingual support are some of its key design goals. Gauche is free software under the BSD License. It is primarily developed by Shiro Kawai.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gauche

    gōsh, adj. left-handed: clumsy.—n. Gauche′rie (-rē), clumsiness: awkwardness. [Fr.]

Editors Contribution

  1. gauche

    Lacking sensitivity and skill in dealing with others:brash, clumsy, impolitic, indelicate, maladroit, tactless, undiplomatic, unpolitic, untactful.Clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform:awkward, bumbling, clumsy, heavy-handed, inept, maladroit, unskillful.awkward, clumsy, inept, unsophisticated, inelegant, graceless, unpolished, uncultured, maladroit, ill-bred, ill-mannered, lacking in social graces;lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness;crude.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 26, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gauche in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gauche in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of gauche in a Sentence

  1. Jean Iris Murdoch:

    A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the faade of his appearance.

  2. James Dean:

    I’m a serious-minded and intense little devil, terribly gauche and so tense I don’t see how people stay in the same room with me. I know I wouldn’t tolerate myself.

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