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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A lack of tact or grace; also an instance of this.
From French gauche (left, awkward), from gauchir (to turn). Earliest documented use: 1798.
“Also typical of modern Americans is Trump’s bad taste. ... He puts his own individual stamp on gaucherie.”
PJ O’Rourke; Garish Tastes, Awful Hair; The Daily Beast (New York); Jun 16, 2015.
See more usage examples of gaucherie in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold. -John Leonard, critic (25 Feb 1939-2008)