- excessively fond: doting parents.
- showing a decline of mental faculties, especially associated with old age; weak-minded; senile.
Origin of doting
- 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.
- decay of wood.
Origin of dote
Examples from the Web for doting
He is also said to have been a good father and now a doting grandfather.Ex-Cop’s Shooting of Texting Moviegoer Ends in Tragedy
January 15, 2014
There are the doting mother, wild brother, and distant father.Jimmy Connors Memoir Shows He Wasn’t Misunderstood, He Was Just a Jerk
May 14, 2013
The Moscow regime is denying them a chance; a chance at an extraordinary life with doting parents in a wealthier country.How Difficult Russian Adoptions Were, Even Before Vladimir Putin’s Crackdown
December 31, 2012
Even her husband, a gruff French surgeon who is more “Tiger Mom” than doting dad, thought the email was a bit curt.Nick Crews’s Daughter on Her Dad’s Viral Smackdown
December 1, 2012
Put another way, they are what every doting parent wants their precocious toddler to grow up to become.Unlock Your Inner Psychopath: Kevin Dutton’s ‘The Wisdom of Psychopaths’
October 19, 2012
And how comes it she's so afraid of the soldiers, if she's doting?Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
Her hands were fumbling with the clothes of this doting rival.
I was pleased to notice that her nudity did not this time appeal to my doting madness.
The Pyramids themselves, doting with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.Familiar Quotations
I was never able to tell my fond and doting mother that I, like her, had taken a prize.Pussy and Doggy Tales
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- (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
Word Origin and History for doting
c.1200, "to be feeble-minded from age," from Middle Low German doten "be foolish," of unknown origin. Meaning "to be infatuated" is from late 15c. Related: Doted; dotes; doting.