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

  adoring \adoring\ adj.
     1. 1 feeling or showing profound respect or veneration.
        Opposite of irreverent.
     Syn: worshipful, reverent
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. 1 feeling or showing a deep love and devotion to. her
        adoring parents
     Syn: doting, fond, lovesome
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  adore \a*dore"\ ([.a]*d[=o]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. adored
     ([.a]*d[=o]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. adoring
     ([.a]*d[=o]r"[i^]ng).] [OE. aouren, anouren, adoren, OF.
     aorer, adorer, F. adorer, fr. L. adorare; ad + orare to
     speak, pray, os, oris, mouth. In OE. confused with honor, the
     French prefix a- being confused with OE. a, an, on. See
     1. To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors
        to; to honor as a deity or as divine.
        [1913 Webster]
              Bishops and priests, . . . bearing the host, which
              he [James II.] publicly adored.       --Smollett.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost
        esteem and affection; to idolize.
        [1913 Webster]
              The great mass of the population abhorred Popery and
              adored Monmouth.                      --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: showing adoration [syn: adoring, worshipful]
      2: 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 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "adoring":
     Christian, Christianlike, Christianly, admiring, adorant,
     affectionate, apotheosizing, awed, awestricken, awestruck,
     believing, conjugal, cultish, cultist, cultistic, deifying,
     demonstrative, devoted, devotional, devout, dutiful, faithful,
     filial, fond, hero-worshiping, husbandly, idolatrous, idolizing,
     imploring, in awe, in the dust, languishing, lovelorn, lovesick,
     lovesome, loving, maternal, melting, on bended knee, parental,
     paternal, pietistic, pious, prayerful, precative, precatory,
     prostrate before, religious, reverent, reverential, romantic,
     sentimental, soft, solemn, suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory,
     tender, theistic, uxorious, venerational, venerative, wifely,
     worshipful, worshiping

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