Definition of Gauche

1. Adjective. Lacking social polish. "Their excellent manners always made me feel gauche"

Exact synonyms: Graceless, Unpolished
Similar to: Inelegant
Derivative terms: Gaucheness, Gracelessness



Definition of Gauche

1. n. Left handed; hence, awkward; clumsy.

Definition of Gauche

1. Adjective. Awkward or lacking in social graces; bumbling. ¹

2. Adjective. (mathematics archaic) Skewed, not plane. ¹

3. Adjective. (chemistry) Describing a torsion angle of 60° ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gauche

1. lacking social grace [adj GAUCHER, GAUCHEST] : GAUCHELY [adv]

Medical Definition of Gauche

1. 1. Left handed; hence, awkward; clumsy. 2. Winding; twisted; warped; applied to curves and surfaces. Origin: F. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gauche

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gating
gating current
gating mechanism
gatings
gator
gator bait
gators
gats
gatted
gatten tree
gatting
gatumbaite
gatvol
gau
gauche (current term)
gauche caviar
gauchely
gaucheness
gauchenesses
gaucher
gaucherie
gaucheries
gauchest
gaucho
gauchos
gaucie
gaucier
gauciest

Literary usage of Gauche

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1. Paris of the Parisians by John Frederick Macdonald (1900)
"LA RIVE gauche BOXES of books line either side of the Seine, and stooping figures hover about them ; but the Rive Droite and the Rive gauche have little in ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Here ß, and /3, indicate the positions of a (3 proton oriented gauche and trans, respectively, to the vicinal two ester groups for the hypothetical planar ..."

3. Paris of the Parisians by John Frederick Macdonald (1900)
"LA RIVE gauche BOXES of books line either side of the Seine, and stooping figures hover about them ; but the Rive Droite and the Rive gauche have little in ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Here ß, and /3, indicate the positions of a (3 proton oriented gauche and trans, respectively, to the vicinal two ester groups for the hypothetical planar ..."

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