noun, plural dou·ceurs [doo-surz; French doo-sœr] /duˈsɜrz; French duˈsœr/.
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The allusion in the close of the letter appears to be to a douceur which it was intended to present to the secretary.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia|Charles Campbell
Give all your motions, too, an air of 'douceur', which is directly the reverse of their present celerity and rapidity.The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son|The Earl of Chesterfield
Cabby was dismissed with a douceur, and Forrest hastened after his new acquaintance.A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike|Charles King
But in the ordinary life there in my time there was little to "asperate" the douceur.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2|George Saintsbury
Mr. Oswell Livingstone generously paid him a douceur for the promise of doing his work thoroughly.How I Found Livingstone|Henry M. Stanley