do-gooding
noun or adjective see do-gooder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • do-gooding — ˈdü¦gu̇diŋ noun ( s) : the activities of a do gooder • do gooding adjective * * * doˈ goodˈing noun and adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑do …   Useful english dictionary

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  • do-gooder — ☆ do gooder [do͞o′good΄ər ] n. Informal a person who seeks to correct social ills in an idealistic, but usually impractical or superficial, way do good adj. do gooding n. do goodism …   English World dictionary

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  • do-gooder — noun Date: 1926 an earnest often naive humanitarian or reformer • do gooding noun or adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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