gaucheness


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an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement

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Added to this gaucheness, are the titles: After the Fight, Nothing Spoil, Who's Fault, I Want My Money, The Broken Plate, Last Billionaire, Dogs Meeting, Hard Lover and My Own Share.
He has almost all the fun, quirkiness and gaucheness of Sue Townsend's hilarious diarist Adrian
So it is welcome news that Dr Reid, for all his gaucheness, is not planning to add to their burdens.
These "simple kindnesses" are especially striking for Stevens because, in his world of all-encompassing official duty and professionalism, there is little room, it would seem, for such elementary notes of humanity; moreover, any gestures towards the intimate are soured by gaucheness at best (for example, the burlesque conversation between Stevens and Mr Cardinal concerning the "facts of life" (pp.
The splendid gaucheness of such psychedelic intensity would then also account for the jarringly abrupt move toward interpreting the image's identity in the passage's last lines ("some penanced lady elf, / Some demon mistress, or the demon's self"), a seemingly incongruous literary mixing of the supernatural, gothic, and antiquity that actually reiterates the blended commercial product of the phantasmagoria and other lantern shows.
Gegam Grigorian has honed his conception of Pierre over many performances, and he knows exactly how far to take the clumsy striving and the gaucheness of the character without having it become a negative caricature.
This reductionism of the eucharist to ecclesial boundary-marker has been embarrassingly manifest in the "Letters to the Editor" pages of national newspapers, featuring comments from Roman Catholic priests and people, some of which are more damaging to Christian belief than any doctrinal heresy -- quite apart from their ecumenical gaucheness.
To some, this rich gilding might suggest a gaucheness and glitz, but with Rococo, Wedgwood has created a pattern that speaks of gently good taste and will appeal to those who value timeless elegance over the transient fashion and fads of today," the company said in promotional literature for the pattern.
For whereas the teenage Adrian's gaucheness and angst were endearing, the adult Mole, played by Stephan Mangan, is just plain irritating.
IT'S a huge step up from a four-minute sketch to a feature film but, like Wayne and Garth before them, Kevin and Perry manage it with glorious gaucheness.
We deplore this gaucheness, then sneer at the more urbane.
Matt Smith (see p33) has infused the Time Lord with a mix of eccentricity, gaucheness and charm.
It is just one of many scenes which typify Beverly's total, but unintentional, insensitivity and gaucheness which are the trademark of the play.
Here she imbues Nellie with all the requisite gaucheness and charm.
Her gaucheness stands in direct contrast to the slim hipness and chic desirability of Olowska's other women.