ador·​ing | \ ə-ˈdȯr-iŋ \

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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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 The Birthday Bey has a message for all her adoring subjects. D. Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Beyoncé Just Wrote the Most Touching Letter to Her Fans," 6 Sep. 2018 In 1979, John Paul II was greeted by an adoring crowd of 300,000. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "Pope Francis is heading to Ireland in the midst of scandal. It may be his toughest crowd yet.," 24 Aug. 2018 She is survived by her adoring nephews, Thomas (Tommy) Becker and his partner, Jim Rosenfeld, of Houston and Stephen (Steve) Becker, and his wife, Pat, of Marble Falls, TX., "Hyla Z. Berson," 5 July 2018 Some of the guys headed out on what appeared to be a party bus, throwing an impromptu dance party for their adoring fans. Jenna West,, "Watch: Alex Ovechkin, Capitals Party Around Washington, D.C. With Stanley Cup," 9 June 2018 Wearing a white cowboy hat with sparkly beads draped like accents on a fancy chandelier, the progressive R&B singer Kelela greets a modest but adoring crowd on the Mojave stage. Randall Roberts,, "Coachella by the hour: Weekend highlights from Vince Staples, Kali Uchis, Moodymann, Oh Sees and, oh yeah, Beyoncé," 23 Apr. 2018 The Eiffel Tower premiered to an adoring public in 1889 and the first long distance electric power transmission in the United States was completed. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "Movin' On Up: The Curious Birth and Rapid Rise of the Escalator," 6 Apr. 2016

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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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