gauche

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj gauche 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gauche Lacking grace and perceptivity in social situations; crude; tactless; socially inept.
    • Gauche Left handed;
    • Gauche (Chem) Not planar; -- of molecules or molecular conformations.
    • Gauche (Geom) Winding; twisted; warped; -- applied to curves and surfaces.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gauche Left-handed; awkward; clumsy.
    • gauche In mathematics, skew. Specifically— Not plane; twisted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gauche gōsh left-handed: clumsy
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

As it was, he felt unusually timid and gauche, not quite knowing what to say, a fact which seemed to amuse Mlle.
"El Dorado" by Baroness Orczy
The two extremes were regular cotes gauches and cotes droits.
"Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief" by James Fenimore Cooper
His courtliness of a moment ago had vanished, and he stood sheepish and gauche as a clown.
"The Suitors of Yvonne" by Raphael Sabatini
What could he see in that plain, gauche, uncharming creature?
"The Captives" by Hugh Walpole
Mrs. Chichester went cold when she saw the gauche act.
"Peg O' My Heart" by J. Hartley Manners
It is not that gauche happenings are serious offenses, no matter how awkward the incident.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
How could he have been so gauche, so clumsy and unlike himself.
"Beyond The Rocks" by Elinor Glyn
What's become of that black camel's-hair that Mrs. Gauche spoiled so last winter?
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
The gauche boy gone from him, Milt took her hand, pressed it to his cheek.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
He was gauche, he knew, and he hated the tea-parties.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
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In news:

Showing too much of good thing is gauche, unbecoming, or, we haste to say, unladylike.
Gauche open for Mother's Day.
Moms will get in free, with a paid admission, Sunday at Gauche Aquatic Park in Yuba City to celebrate Mother's Day, part of the park's weekend opening for the season.
Gauche Caviar & Good Wine.
The parade went from Gauche Aquatic Park and ended at the Town Center fountain.
Adam Gauch, Aimee Barbeau, Erin McCarkel, and Lizzy Slocomb in a scene from "The Miracle Worker ".
Adam Gauch, Aimee Barbeau, Erin McCarkel in a scene from "The Miracle Worker ".
Children's Literary Salon – Acts of Mischief: Editor Patti Lee Gauch and the State of the Picture Book .
Children's Literary Salon – Acts of Mischief: Editor Patti Lee Gauch and the State of the Picture Book.
Ladies, if the thought of showing up at a party or a picnic with a box of wine seems a little gauche, there's now a product for you: Vernissage's "bag-in-a-bag" of wine.
It all began with the children's book "Christina Katerina & the Box" by Patricia Lee Gauch.
Is it gauche to be talking about slow- cookers on the day before the eve of Thanksgiving.
Intricate prog-rock from the 70's and early 80's until recently has been a bit gauche in the fickle world of the hipster music scene.
The Children's Literary Salon: Acts of Mischief with Patti Lee Gauch.
Editor Patti Lee Gauch and the State of the Picture Book.
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In science:

V´ehicule B venant de ma gauche, je me trouve dans le carrefour, `a faible vitesse environ 40 km/h, quand le v´ehicule B, percute mon v´ehicule, et me refuse la priorit´e `a droite.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Un TCL avec vitesse pour la marche al´eatoire gauche sur le groupe afine de Rd .
On random almost periodic trigonometric polynomials and applications to ergodic theory
Ferenczi, Syst`emes de rang un gauche [Funny rank-one systems], Ann.
Approximately transitive dynamical systems and simple spectrum
Sur le problme des courbes gauches en topologie.
Further Properties of Random Threshold Graphs
At a temperature Tt called the transition temperature the order of the chains breaks down: significant fraction of the carbon links goes over to the gauche configurations (cf. fig 4), providing a gain in entropy against a loss in van der Waals attraction among the chains.
Amphiphilic Membranes
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