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gauche (adj) awkward; clumsy.

When a person is gauche, they are awkward in dealing with people or in social situations, and fail to say or do the right thing at the right time. Because of a lack of confidence or nervousness, they are confused and end up saying or doing the wrong thing. People who are gauche lack social graces.

  • Flint's deft handling of social situations and his tact and confidence in dealing with people contrasts with the gauche behavior of his elder brother Tom who is very clumsy and is always nervous.
  • Sanders was a misfit in business. He was gauche which made him lack the very qualities which a successful businessman needs - confidence and ease in dealing with customers and others.
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