Would it be gauche of me to ask her how old she is?
<his loud talking at the opera marked him as gauche and uncultured>
Among élite scientists, it was usually considered gauche to be obsessed with anything so tangible or immediate: brilliant discoveries were supposed to percolate. —Michael Specter, New Yorker, 3 Dec. 2007
… furnished it with, among other things, an embarrassingly gauche, oversized Roman Catholic basilica rumored to be larger even than St. Peter's in Vatican City… —Marc A. Schindler, Verbatim, Spring 1992
We were suburban housewives and mothers. As poets we took a respectful backseat to the male poets. We did not talk about our husbands and children in public; that would have been gauche indeed. —Maxine Kumin, In Deep,1987
So lofty was her depreciatory manner that I felt myself gauche and was put on the defensive. —Joseph Heller, God Knows,1984