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gaucherie (s) (noun), gaucheries (pl)
1. A unacceptable behavior or manner in social situations: Some TV comedians have expressed gaucheries that have insulted some listeners who had complained and this resulted in the jokers being fired from their programs.
2. Etymology: from French gauche; literally, "left handed".
An awkward or tactless expression, manner, or action.
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Misbehavior, blunders, or tactlessness in public groups or presentations involving other people. (1)