Learning English

Word: Gauche

Gauche (Adjective)

Sentence with Context:

His music filters his love of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie through to more recent touchstones such as Jake Bugg, and he delivers gauche but charming lyrics about holidays and Interrailing and a steady stream of epic choruses in his ebullient baritone.

Source: www.theguardian.com

High gloss may soon be gauche, as matte finishes on countertops, cabinets and even hardware are now coming into vogue.

Source: www.theguardian.pe.ca

Meaning: Unsophisticated and socially awkward; Clumsy social behavior; coarse and crude

Synonyms

Awkward, Inelegant, Gawky, Graceless, Bumbling, Maladroit, Inept, Unpolished, Unsophisticated, Uncultured

Antonyms

Elegant, Sophisticated, Graceful, Suave, Urbane

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Gauche” is pronounced like “Gowsh” that has similarities to “Gosh!“. Imagine someone so clumsy that you have to shout out at their gauche behavior out loud with the word “Gosh!” Remember thus.

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