Definition of doting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊtɪŋ/


Extremely and uncritically fond of someone; adoring: she was spoiled outrageously by her doting father
More example sentences
  • He frequently complimented her, playing the part of the doting husband to the hilt.
  • In at the birth of the peace process, Hayden remained a doting parent throughout the nineties.
  • He spent about four hours casting from various angles, without a hook, watching the trout with the eyes of a doting daddy.



Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊtɪŋli/
Example sentences
  • ‘It is ultimately up to them,’ he says, looking dotingly at his daughters.
  • Seventy years ago an Eton schoolmaster dotingly built his soprano wife a bijou opera-house beside the country pile he inherited on the Sussex Downs at Glyndebourne.
  • ‘They cannot possibly compare to you,’ I said dotingly into her ear.

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