gaucherie

[ goh-shuh-ree; French gohshuh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF gaucherie

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GAUCHERIE

There is an awkwardness in men that women like; there is a gaucherie that women detest.

“Certainly not,” stammered I, somewhat ashamed at my gaucherie.

This gaucherie on his part Bazarov realised, and felt vexed at.

She was firm—and left him overwhelmed by his gaucherie in not persuading her to take it.

Her gaucherie was painful to her and evident and very dear to the man perceiving it.

She was as broad as sumptuous in her nature; so what did a gaucherie matter?

Her frankness was more the frankness of a child than the outspokenness of gaucherie.

Inadequacy, helplessness, gaucherie, prove that the feelings are bigger than the eloquence.

Irene would ask, and Jenny, resentful, would scowl at the gaucherie.

Mr. Bright felt how unfortunate was this gaucherie, into which the speaker had perhaps unintentionally been led.

WORD ORIGIN

1798, from French gaucherie, from gauche (see gauche).

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