noun: milieu; plural noun: milieux; plural noun: milieus
1. the physical or social setting in which people live or in which something happens or develops
–“She might stay home, might marry and live as a housewife. And if her milieu does not sanction such a solution, there are, she knows, milieux which do. —David Mamet, Jafsie and John Henry: Essays, 1999″
Synonyms: background, setting, environment, mise-en-scène
gauche adj \'gõsh\
Definition of gauche
a : lacking social experience or grace; also : not tactful : crude
b : crudely made or done
Examples of gauche
-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
-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