Definition of gauche:
courtesy, untactful, awkward, heavy-handed, inept, clumsy, unpolished, undiplomatic, unskillful, ungraceful, clumsy, indelicate, unpolitic, impolitic, graceless, awkward, ability, inept, tactless, brash, maladroit, tactless, inelegant, unpleasing, bumbling.
- "Manners and Social Usages", Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood.
- "Grey Roses", Henry Harland.
He was clumsy and gauche in his movements as he took the hand which Mistress Endicott extended to him, but he tried to imitate the salute which he had seen his employer give on the flat- not very clean- finger- tips of the lady.- "The Nest of the Sparrowhawk", Baroness Orczy.