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dote

 (dōt)
intr.v. dot·ed, dot·ing, dotes
To show excessive fondness or love: doted on their only child.

[Middle English doten.]

dot′er n.

doting

(ˈdəʊtɪŋ)
adj
excessively or foolishly affectionate
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.doting - extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgentdoting - extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent; "adoring grandparents"; "deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain"; "hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother"
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"

doting

adjective adoring, devoted, fond, foolish, indulgent, lovesick his doting parents

doting

adjective
1. Feeling and expressing affection:
2. Exhibiting the mental and physical deterioration often accompanying old age:
Translations

doting

[ˈdəʊtɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= loving) her doting parentssus padres, que la adoran
2. (= senile) → chocho

doting

[ˈdəʊtɪŋ] adj (= adoring) [mother, parent, husband] → aimant(e)dot matrix printer dot-matrix printer nimprimante f matricielle

doting

adj her doting parentsihre sie abgöttisch liebenden Eltern; a doting old foolein vernarrter alter Trottel

doting

[ˈdəʊtɪŋ] adj doting mothermadre f che stravede per i figli
doting husband → marito che stravede per la moglie
References in classic literature ?
Wilson refused to suspect Tom; for first, Tom couldn't murder anybody--he hadn't character enough; secondly, if he could murder a person he wouldn't select his doting benefactor and nearest relative; thirdly, self-interest was in the way; for while the uncle lived, Tom was sure of a free support and a chance to get the destroyed will revived again, but with the uncle gone, that chance was gone too.
Misgivings Rebecca had; but she remembered all Miss Crawley had said; the old lady's avowed contempt for birth; her daring liberal opinions; her general romantic propensities; her almost doting attachment to her nephew, and her repeatedly expressed fondness for Rebecca herself.
There was a show of gratitude and worship in his attachment to my mother, differing wholly from the doting fondness of age, for it was inspired by reverence for her virtues and a desire to be the means of, in some degree, recompensing her for the sorrows she had endured, but which gave inexpressible grace to his behaviour to her.
Well, then,'' said Bois-Guilbert, ``I will speak as freely as ever did doting penitent to his ghostly father, when placed in the tricky confessional.
We will go to Palestine, where Conrade, Marquis of Montserrat, is my friend a friend free as myself from the doting scruples which fetter our free-born reason rather with Saladin will we league ourselves, than endure the scorn of the bigots whom we contemn.
The doting couple's Great Canal Journeys have delighted viewers for eight series on Channel 4.
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DOTING new dad Cristiano Ronaldo plays happy families on holiday in Ibiza - as rumours grow that girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is expecting his fourth child.
A family statement said: "Irene was a doting mum of three sons, a loving partner of Don, doting grandmother with a heart of gold and will be missed by all who knew her.
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (PG) HHHH H ANCHORED by tour-deforce performances from Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant that perfectly harmonise humour and pathos, Florence Foster Jenkins is an unabashedly joyful period piece that stands resolutely behind the eponymous socialite as she massacres classic operas Florence (Streep) is determined to further her musical ambitions with the help of second husband and doting companion, St Clair (Grant).
A DEVASTATED family have paid tribute to the "world's most doting father" who was killed in a motorcycle collision in Warwickshire.
He was a husband, grandfather will be sorely by all of his They said: "He was a doting husband, father and grandfather and will be sorely missed by all of his family.