douceur

dou·ceur

 (do͞o-sûr′, -sœr′)
n.
Money given as a tip, gratuity, or bribe.

[French, from Late Latin dulcor, sweetness, from Latin dulcis, sweet.]

douceur

(duːˈsɜː; French dusœr)
n
1. (Commerce) a gratuity, tip, or bribe
2. sweetness
[C17: from French, from Late Latin dulcor, from Latin dulcis sweet]

dou•ceur

(duˈsɜr)

n.
1. a gratuity; tip.
2. a conciliatory gift or bribe.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French: sweetness < Late Latin dulcor < Latin dulcis sweet. See -eur]
Translations

douceur

[duːˈsɜːʳ] N (frm) (= gift, tip etc) → gratificación f
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The impertinence of these kind of scrutinies, moreover, was generally concluded with a compliment, which though meant as its douceur, was considered by Marianne as the greatest impertinence of all; for after undergoing an examination into the value and make of her gown, the colour of her shoes, and the arrangement of her hair, she was almost sure of being told that upon "her word she looked vastly smart, and she dared to say she would make a great many conquests."
Entouree de jeunes acteurs prometteurs et d'une icone du cinema du Nigeria, Ik Ogbonna, la jeune realisatrice Stephanie Affi a deja tout d'une grande en termes de direction d'acteurs, elle qui les fait travailler sans relache mais avec douceur, le tout dans l'idee de les faire jouer si vrai qu'on a l'impression que tout a ete improvise, selon des journalistes critiques du 7e art, apres avoir regarde la bande annonce du film "Truth".
"Au second semestre, les prix des memoires vont effectuer un atterrissage en douceur, la baisse va ralentir en consequence et la sortie de nouveaux iPhone semble etre de bon augure pour les divisions puces et ecrans de Samsung", a declare Kim Yang-jae, analyste chez KTB Investissement and Securities.
Main features: The market comprises 4 batcheslot no1: inventory ~petite faune~description: inventory taking on different classes of species on spring and summer 2019: amphibians, reptiles, entomofauna, molluscs, micromammalsthe quantity or extent is: inventories on the sector of the dranse bass, between the douceur bridge and the vongy bridge.
Joseph Assemat-Tessandier's suggestion--that it is one of two paintings Louis Jean Francois Lagrenee made for the Earl of Shelburne, exhibited at the Salon of 1775 as La Candeur and La Douceur, and hitherto believed lost--is rejected but should perhaps be retained.
Issu d'une famille pauvre, il relate un quotidien a la fois difficile mais empreint de la douceur d'une mere et d'inoubliables amities juveniles.
Cette annee encore, sous la douceur des crepuscules, apres des journees torrides du climat continental, le festival national de Dekka et des rythmes refait surface sur la splendide place d'Assarag qui remonte dans l'antiquite.
To fully enjoy the autumn douceur de vivre on the French Riviera, the hotel offers Autumn Escape - Third Night Free.
The Aroneo line consists of the Douceur, Equilibre, Fraicheur and Intense toast options that provide different flavor characteristics.
Bempechat asserts that the songs were dedicated to Duparc, but "Douceur du soir" is the only song naming Duparc specifically as dedicatee.
I hope it brings you its loving spirit, its elegance, its douceur de vivre.
Dedicating the film to the memory of her own father, German writer-director Sandra Nettelbeck has adapted from a novel called La Douceur Assassine (Sweetness Murders).