gauchely
adverb see gauche

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • gauchely — See gauche. * * * …   Universalium

  • gauchely — adverb In a gauche manner …   Wiktionary

  • gauchely — gauche·ly …   English syllables

  • gauchely — adverb : in a gauche manner : awkwardly, clumsily, crudely …   Useful english dictionary

  • gauche — gauchely, adv. gaucheness, n. /gohsh/, adj. lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless: Their exquisite manners always make me feel gauche. [1745 55; < F: awkward, left; MF, deriv. of gauchir to turn, veer < Gmc]… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • gaucheness — See gauchely. * * * …   Universalium

  • awkwardly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. clumsily, bunglingly, unskillfully, unadroitly, ineptly, maladroitly, undexterously, fumblingly, lumberingly, ponderously, gawkily, gauchely, uncouthly, gracelessly, inelegantly, incompetently, amateurishly, ungracefully …   English dictionary for students

  • gauche — [gəʊʃ] adjective unsophisticated and socially awkward. Derivatives gauchely adverb gaucheness noun Origin C18: Fr., lit. left …   English new terms dictionary

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