adjective Scot. and North England.
sedate; modest; quiet.

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French (feminine) < Latin dulcis sweet; see dulcet

doucely, adverb
douceness, noun Unabridged
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douce (duːs)
dialect (Scot), (Northern English) quiet; sober; sedate
[C14: from Old French, feminine of dous, from Latin dulcis sweet]

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