doting

[ doh-ting ]
/ ˈdoʊ tɪŋ /

adjective

excessively fond: doting parents.
showing a decline of mental faculties, especially associated with old age; weak-minded; senile.

Origin of doting

First recorded in 1480–90; dote + -ing2

Related forms

dot·ing·ly, adverbdot·ing·ness, nounun·dot·ing, adjective

Definition for doting (2 of 2)

dote

[ doht ]
/ doʊt /

verb (used without object), dot·ed, dot·ing. Also doat.

to bestow or express excessive love or fondness habitually (usually followed by on or upon): They dote on their youngest daughter.
to show a decline of mental faculties, especially associated with old age.

noun

decay of wood.

Origin of dote

1175–1225; Middle English doten to behave foolishly, become feeble-minded; cognate with Middle Dutch doten.

Related forms

dot·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for doting

dote

now rarely doat

/ (dəʊt) /

verb (intr)

(foll by on or upon) to love to an excessive or foolish degree
to be foolish or weak-minded, esp as a result of old age

Derived Forms

doter or now rarely doater, noun

Word Origin for dote

C13: related to Middle Dutch doten to be silly, Norwegian dudra to shake
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