gauche

Definitions

0 Vote up! adjective. Lacking social polish; tactless.
0 Vote up! adjective. Awkward or lacking in social graces; bumbling.
0 Vote up! adjective. Skewed, not plane.
0 Vote up! adjective. Describing a torsion angle of 60°
0 Vote up! noun. Left handed
0 Vote up! noun. Winding; twisted; warped; -- applied to curves and surfaces.
0 Vote up! noun. Lacking grace and perceptivity in social situations; crude; tactless; socially inept.
0 Vote up! noun. Not planar; -- of molecules or molecular conformations.
0 Vote up! others. Left-handed; awkward; clumsy.
0 Vote up! others. In mathematics, skew.
0 Vote up! adjective. lacking social polish

Usage

0 Vote up! If I were strapping a sword and a main gauche, that is.
0 Vote up! Like, when one of the characters extolls Beowulf's deeds and says how his story will live on forever, and you think, yeah, until a millenia and a bit later when it'll get dug up, rewired into a monstrously misshapen thing, painted in gauche muticolour, and made to dance like a monkey-puppet in a Follywood Spectacular.
0 Vote up! Admission: I'm a southpaw myself, but my main gauche still lags behind its more popular sibling in terms of technique, so I'm not sure how much this would help me.
0 Vote up! They had begun at once to employ upon him the oldest arts known to woman, and he was not flustered or "gauche" -- a word Winona had lately learned.
0 Vote up! “Bella,” chided Mrs. Griffiths, while Myra, recalling a gauche uncle and cousin who had come on from Vermont several years before to visit them

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! gauchy sounds like gochy(dothy weared by old people)in modern days wearing gochy is clumsy or awkward

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1 Vote up! unclebheem added a Picture 3 years 10 months ago.
0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic "gauchy sounds like gochy(dothy weared by old people)in modern days wearing gochy is clumsy or awkward" 4 years 4 days ago.