- sedate; modest; quiet.
Origin of douce
1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French (feminine) < Latin dulcis sweet; see dulcet
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- Scot and Northern English dialect quiet; sober; sedate
C14: from Old French, feminine of dous, from Latin dulcis sweet