There were awkward speeches saying kind and clumsy things, gauche jokes and real fondness.
I anticipated someone overtly bookish, withdrawn or slightly gauche , and whose idea of fun was deciphering crossword puzzles.
The former claimed he had stolen their patter, the latter that his vulgar, earthy humour was the contradictory métier of a gauche social climber.
I've been told repeatedly that the residents of LA never ask for autographs - it's considered gauche .
It was all very serious, with a constant fear of getting some nuance wrong, of revealing the gauche suburban soul beneath the fishnet tights.
Everyone is so dramatically over-styled that in my messy cords & borrowed denim jacket I felt somewhat gauche .
It has a bleak, haunting charm which, while not fully compensating for some gauche and cheesy passages, is oddly appealing.
I think she was a little gauche , thoroughly charmed by the literary excitement of it all, and didn't realise he was maybe a little more amorous than she gave him credit for.
He was, though, hopeless as a TV presenter: gauche , clumsy, slow, tongue-tied, forgetful, dull and disengaged.
How gauche I was to say what I thought and wanted!