gaucheness
gaucheness gauche"ness n. an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement.

Syn: crudeness, crudity. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • gaucheness — gauche ► ADJECTIVE ▪ socially awkward or unsophisticated. DERIVATIVES gauchely adverb gaucheness noun. ORIGIN French, left …   English terms dictionary

  • gaucheness — noun see gauche …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gaucheness — See gauchely. * * * …   Universalium

  • gaucheness — noun The quality of being gauche …   Wiktionary

  • gaucheness — n. lack of tact; crudeness; awkwardness; lack of social grace …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gaucheness — gauche·ness …   English syllables

  • gaucheness — noun an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement the whole town was famous for its crudeness • Syn: ↑crudeness, ↑crudity • Derivationally related forms: ↑gauche, ↑crude (for: ↑cru …   Useful english dictionary

  • crudeness — noun 1. a wild or unrefined state • Syn: ↑crudity, ↑primitiveness, ↑primitivism, ↑rudeness • Derivationally related forms: ↑rude (for: ↑rudeness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crudity — noun 1. a wild or unrefined state (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑crudeness, ↑primitiveness, ↑primitivism, ↑rudeness • Derivationally related forms: ↑rude (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gauche — adjective (sometimes gaucher; sometimes gauchest) Etymology: French, literally, left Date: 1751 1. a. lacking social experience or grace; also not tactful ; crude < it would be gauche to mention the subject > b. crudely made or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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