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gaucherie

[goh-shuh-ree; French gohshuh-ree] /ˌgoʊ ʃəˈri; French goʊʃəˈri/
noun, plural gaucheries
[goh-shuh-reez; French gohshuh-ree] /ˌgoʊ ʃəˈriz; French goʊʃəˈri/ (Show IPA)
1.
lack of social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkwardness; crudeness; tactlessness.
2.
an act, movement, etc., that is socially graceless, awkward, or tactless.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French; see gauche, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for gaucherie

gaucherie

/ˌɡəʊʃəˈriː; ˈɡəʊʃərɪ; French ɡoʃri/
noun
1.
the quality of being gauche
2.
a gauche act
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Word Origin and History for gaucherie
n.

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

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