[ doh-ting ]
See synonyms for: dotingdotingly on

  1. excessively fond: doting parents.

  2. showing a decline of mental faculties, especially associated with old age; weak-minded; senile.

Origin of doting

First recorded in 1480–90; dote + -ing2

Other words from doting

  • dot·ing·ly, adverb
  • dot·ing·ness, noun
  • un·dot·ing, adjective

Words Nearby doting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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