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 for doting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dote \Dote\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Doted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Doting.] [OE. doten; akin to OD. doten, D. dutten, to doze,
     Icel. dotta to nod from sleep, MHG. t?zen to keep still: cf.
     F. doter, OF. radoter (to dote, rave, talk idly or
     senselessly), which are from the same source.] [Written also
     doat.]
     1. To act foolishly. [Obs.]
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              He wol make him doten anon right.     --Chaucer.
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     2. To be weak-minded, silly, or idiotic; to have the
        intellect impaired, especially by age, so that the mind
        wanders or wavers; to drivel.
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              Time has made you dote, and vainly tell
              Of arms imagined in your lonely cell. --Dryden.
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              He survived the use of his reason, grew infatuated,
              and doted long before he died.        --South.
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     3. To be excessively or foolishly fond; to love to excess; to
        be weakly affectionate; -- with on or upon; as, the mother
        dotes on her child.
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              Sing, siren, for thyself, and I will dote. --Shak.
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              What dust we dote on, when 't is man we love. --
                                                    Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Doting \Dot"ing\, a.
     That dotes; silly; excessively fond. -- Dot"ing*ly, adv. --
     Dot"ing*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  doting
      adj 1: extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent; "adoring
             grandparents"; "deceiving her preoccupied and doting
             husband with a young captain"; "hopelessly spoiled by a
             fond mother" [syn: adoring, doting, fond]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "doting":
     affectionate, aging, apish, asinine, batty, befooled, beguiled,
     besotted, brainless, buffoonish, childish, childlike, cockeyed,
     crazy, credulous, daffy, daft, dazed, dear, declining, decrepit,
     devoted, dizzy, doddering, doddery, doited, dumb, easily taken in,
     easy of belief, fading, fatuitous, fatuous, flaky, fond, fool,
     foolheaded, foolish, fuddled, futile, gaga, getting on, goofy,
     growing old, gulled, idiotic, imbecile, inane, inclined to believe,
     inept, infatuated, insane, kooky, loony, lovesome, mad, maudlin,
     moronic, nutty, overconfiding, overcredulous, overtrustful,
     overtrusting, sappy, screwy, senescent, senile, senseless,
     sentimental, silly, simple, sinking, stupid, superstitious,
     thoughtless, trustful, trusting, uncritical, undoubting,
     unskeptical, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, wacky, waning, wasting,
     wet, witless
  
  

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