gaucherie

gaucherie

[goh-shuh-ree; French gohshuh-ree]
noun, plural gaucheries [goh-shuh-reez; French gohshuh-ree] .
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; < French; see gauche, -ery

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gaucherie (ˌɡəʊʃəˈriː, ˈɡəʊʃərɪ, French ɡoʃri)
 
n
1.  the quality of being gauche
2.  a gauche act

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