from The Century Dictionary.
- Weak-minded; imbecile from old age.
- Excessively fond.
- Also spelled
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective That dotes; silly; excessively fond.
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- verb Present participle of
- adjective Characterized by giving
- noun Excessive
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent
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The thought of her honor, so carefully guarded, and so unhappily lost, was torture to her; but the worst was her fear that her lover had broken his word to her, which she did not believe he could ever have done unless he loved some fairer lady, and in doting fondness had suffered her to extort the secret from him.
Car dealer Sajid Siddique was described as a "doting" father and police said it would have been completely out of character for him to leave his wife and three young children.
L/Cpl McKee was described as a "doting husband and family man" who had showed "enormous strength" after his two-day-old daughter passed away last year.
He endeavours to convince sinners of their folly in doting upon the wealth of this world, by showing them (1.)
Today his family issued a tribute, through Gwent Police, to the 17 year old they described as a doting father who gave up college work to support his family.
It is here explicitly declared that this doctrine, the obedience of slaves to their masters, are the words of our Lord Jesus Christ; and the arguments of its opposers are characterized as doting sillily about questions and strifes of words, and therefore unworthy of reply and refutation.
Again I should remind Harris that in America we don't let children decide the judicial fates of their law-breaking "doting" dads.
Spencer Brown came to my work the other day, and I talked to him for a bit, and then when he left, my coworker Chris told me I was "doting" on him the whole time.
Friends of a woman being questioned by police on suspicion of murdering her two-year-old son have described her as a "doting" mother.
Exclusive Jason Swindlehurst was a "doting" father who met his wife through TV talk show Kilroy.