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douce

[doos] /dus/
adjective, Scot. and North England
1.
sedate; modest; quiet.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French (feminine) < Latin dulcis sweet; see dulcet
Related forms
doucely, adverb
douceness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for douce

douce

/duːs/
adjective
1.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) quiet; sober; sedate
Derived Forms
doucely, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, feminine of dous, from Latin dulcis sweet
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