Gauche vs Churlish - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between gauche and churlish
is that gauche
is awkward or lacking in social graces; bumbling while churlish
is of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic.
Awkward or lacking in social graces; bumbling.
*19th century , (1793-1860), The Spirit Court of Practice and Pretence :
*:Seeking by vulgar pomp and gauche display
*:In 'good society', to make her way
* 1879 , George Meredith, The Egoist ,
*1895 , H.G. Wells, The Wonderful Visit , :
*:"He's a trifle gauche'" said Lady Hammergallow, jumping upon the Vicar's attention. "He neither bows nor smiles. He must cultivate oddities like that. Every successful executant is more or less ' gauche ."
(mathematics, archaic) Skewed, not plane.
(chemistry) Describing a torsion angle of 60°
- She looked a trifle gauche , it struck me; more like a country girl with the hoyden taming in her than the well-bred creature she is.
* (lacking in social graces) graceless, tactless, unsophisticated, unpolished, gawky
* (lacking in social graces) adroit
of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic
* 1996 , Jeet Heer, Gravitas , Autumn 1996
rude, surly, ungracious
stingy or grudging
(of soil) difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
*1730–1774 , Oliver Goldsmith, Introductory to Switzerland
*:Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread,t
*:And force a churlish soil for scanty bread.
- [...] the eloquence and truth of his tribute stands in marked contrast to Kramer's churlish caricature of Kael as a happy pig wallowing in the dirt.
* (of or pertaining to a serf) rustic
* (rude or surly) cross-grained, rude, surly, ungracious
* (stingy or grudging) grudging, illiberal, miserly, niggardly, stingy