Pronunciation: (gō"shu-rē'; Fr. gōshu-rē'), [key]
—pl. -riesPronunciation: (-rēz'; Fr. -rē'). [key]
1. lack of social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkwardness; crudeness; tactlessness.
2. an act, movement, etc., that is socially graceless, awkward, or tactless.
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