doting
Verb
  1. present participle of dote#English|dote
Adjective

doting

  1. Characterized by giving love and affection.
Noun

doting (plural dotings)

  1. Excessive fondness; reverence.
    • 1851 November 13, Herman Melville, chapter 1, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, OCLC 57395299 ↗:
      It is out of the idolatrous dotings of the old Egyptians upon broiled ibis and roasted river horse, that you see the mummies of those creatures in their huge bake-houses the pyramids.



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