gaucherie :

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  • n  the quality of being rustic or gauche
  • n  a socially awkward or tactless act

  • By their very gaucherie they suggest appealingly the embarrassment of an author trying to bridge modern experience, from the sheer horror of war to the sheer banality of peace.
  • The lady complied, and lo, with all the eye-rolling gaucherie of a Groucho Marx-Margaret Dumont coupling, LizanDick were, gasp, together again.
  • Grace's flat voice and frozen facial muscles are a perfect foil for her husband's oafish ardors and accomplished gaucherie.

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