douce

[ doos ]
/ dus /

adjective Scot. and North England.

sedate; modest; quiet.

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Origin of douce

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

OTHER WORDS FROM douce

douce·ly, adverbdouce·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for douce

douce
/ (duːs) /

adjective

Scot and Northern English dialect quiet; sober; sedate

Derived forms of douce

doucely, adverb

Word Origin for douce

C14: from Old French, feminine of dous, from Latin dulcis sweet
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