A Word A Day : Gauche
Friday, 21st September 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : go-sh
1. Lacking social polish
2. Lacking sensitivity and skill in dealing with others
3. Clumsily lacking in the ability to do or perform
4. Lacking in refinement or grace or good taste
French, awkward, lefthanded, from Old French, from gauchir, to turn aside, walk clumsily, of Germanic origin
• It was considered quite gauche
to talk during the symphony concert.
• Feeling that his question was somewhat gauche
, he smiled angrily.
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