Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
mid-18th century French, literally "left"
  • awkward bumbling clumsy crude graceless
  • elegant graceful mannerly polished refined
lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless
A) Her boss's class and manners were so lacking it made her feel gauche to even be a part of her team. B) The party was fun, but some people thought the excessive use of gold leaf in the decor was gauche.
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