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Definition of adoring

: feeling or showing great affection and devotion his adoring fans her adoring husband her adoring eyes He was twenty then, an only son, spoiled by his adoring family.— Joseph Conrad

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Other Words from adoring

adoringly adverb
He gazed at her adoringly. He had accused her of not taking him seriously, and she had replied … that she took him religiously, adoringly. — Henry James

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affectionate, devoted, fond, loving, tender, tenderhearted



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Wray’s diary entries, along with the adoring love letters Riskin wrote her when he was engaged in his war work, constitute the raw, mournful heart of their daughter’s touching memoir. Scott Eyman, WSJ, "‘Fay Wray and Robert Riskin’ Review: Love Lines," 22 Feb. 2019 Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian just to name a few, were some of his most adoring fans, filling his front rows and walking the carpet at any major event in his creations. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "See Riccardo Tisci’s First Red Carpet Moment for Burberry," 7 Jan. 2019 The Guardian noted that, in front of an adoring crowd, the Queen tapped an iPad to officially send the post into the world. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Posted on Instagram for the First Time, Featuring a Letter to Prince Albert," 7 Mar. 2019 Jack, 21, who has followed his dad's footsteps into the entertainment industry and become a professional wrestler, uploaded a photo of himself alone in the ring before an adoring crowd. Kaitlin Menza, Woman's Day, "Luke Perry's Children Posted Tributes to Their Dad on Instagram," 6 Mar. 2019 His future, and the future of his adoring minions, depended on the outcome of this interview. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Google’s former PR boss Jessica Powell wrote a satirical novel about tech and published it all on Medium," 2 Oct. 2018 And later in the week, William will visit 1st Battalion the Irish Guards Battlegroup who are training in Kenya, before returning to the U.K. and his three adoring children. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Why Kate Middleton Is Particularly Jealous of Prince William's Trip to Namibia," 25 Sep. 2018 Instead, an adoring public has now found a new way to pay Pete thousands of dollars for more memes. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Internet rallies around VoiceoverPete after he gets booted from Fiverr," 9 Nov. 2018 The Birthday Bey has a message for all her adoring subjects. D. Elizabeth, Glamour, "Beyoncé Just Wrote the Most Touching Letter to Her Fans," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of adoring

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adoring

from present participle of adore

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