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  • 1 Doting — Dot ing, a. That dotes; silly; excessively fond. {Dot ing*ly}, adv. {Dot ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 doting — fond, devoted, Moving, affectionate Analogous words: infatuated, *enamored: fatuous, foolish, silly, asinine, *simple …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 doting — [adj] indulgent; serving adoring, affectionate, devoted, fascinated, fatuous, fond, foolish, lovesick, lovesome, loving, silly, simple, struck; concept 401 Ant. ignorance, neglect, negligence …

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  • 4 doting — [dōt′iŋ] adj. foolishly or excessively fond dotingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 doting — [[t]do͟ʊtɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you say that someone is, for example, a doting mother, husband, or friend, you mean that they show a lot of love for someone. His doting parents bought him his first racing bike at 13. Syn: adoring …

    English dictionary

  • 6 Doting — Dote Dote, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Doted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Doting}.] [OE. doten; akin to OD. doten, D. dutten, to doze, Icel. dotta to nod from sleep, MHG. t?zen to keep still: cf. F. doter, OF. radoter (to dote, rave, talk idly or senselessly),… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 doting — dotingly, adv. dotingness, n. /doh ting/, adj. 1. excessively fond: doting parents. 2. showing a decline of mental faculties, esp. associated with old age; weak minded; senile. [1480 90; DOTE + ING2] * * * …

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  • 8 doting — adj. Doting is used with these nouns: ↑father, ↑grandfather, grandmother, ↑grandparent, ↑mother, ↑parent …

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  • 9 doting — dot|ing [ doutıŋ ] adjective only before noun a doting relative or friend loves you very much, often so much that they do not notice your faults …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 doting — adjective all her doting admirers Syn: adoring, loving, besotted, infatuated; affectionate, fond, devoted, caring; uxorious …

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  • 11 doting — UK [ˈdəʊtɪŋ] / US [ˈdoʊtɪŋ] adjective [only before noun] a doting relative or friend loves you very much, often so much that they do not notice your faults …

    English dictionary

  • 12 doting — [ˈdəʊtɪŋ] adj a doting relative or friend loves you so much that they do not notice your faults …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13 doting — dote ► VERB (dote on/upon) ▪ be extremely and uncritically fond of. DERIVATIVES doting adjective. ORIGIN related to Dutch doten be silly …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 doting — adjective extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent adoring grandparents deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother • Syn: ↑adoring, ↑fond • Similar to: ↑loving …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 doting — adjective Characterized by giving love and affection …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 doting — Synonyms and related words: affectionate, aging, apish, asinine, batty, befooled, beguiled, besotted, brainless, buffoonish, childish, childlike, cockeyed, crazy, credulous, daffy, daft, dazed, dear, declining, decrepit, devoted, dizzy, doddering …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 doting — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. excessively fond, smitten, indulgent, foolish; see fascinated , loving . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. lavish, indulgent, spoiling, coddling, demonstrative, devoted, adoring, lovesick, pampering. ANT.: neglectful,… …

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  • 18 doting — dot·ing || dəʊtɪŋ adj. foolishly loving and indulgent; adoring; exhibiting mental decline due to old age dəʊt v. adore, indulge, pamper, spoil; exhibit mental decline due to old age …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 doting — adj 1. indulgent, overgenerous, lavish, extravagant, liberal, obliging, pampering; easygoing, soft, tenderhearted, forbearing, lenient, yielding, lax. 2. senile, anile, infirm, weak, unsound, Inf. dotty; childish, foolish, feeble minded …

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  • 20 doting — /ˈdoʊtɪŋ/ (say dohting) adjective 1. extravagantly fond. 2. weak minded, especially from old age. –dotingly, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary


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