do-goodism
noun see do-good

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • do-goodism — do good•ism [[t]ˈdu gʊdˌɪz əm[/t]] also do good•er•ism [[t] ˈgʊd əˌrɪz [/t]] n. the actions or attitudes of a do gooder • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • do-goodism — do good·ism …   English syllables

  • do-goodism — noun see do good * * * /dooh good iz euhm/, n. the actions or principles of a do gooder. Also, do gooderism /dooh good euh riz euhm/. [1950 55; DO GOOD(ER) + ISM] * * * doˈ goodˈism noun (derogatory). • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • do-goodism — /dooh good iz euhm/, n. the actions or principles of a do gooder. Also, do gooderism /dooh good euh riz euhm/. [1950 55; DO GOOD(ER) + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • do-goodism — noun The action of a do gooder …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • do-good|ism — «DOO GUD ihz uhm», noun. Informal. do goodery: »the phraseology of do goodism (Wall Street Journal) …   Useful english dictionary

  • do-gooder — n. a well meaning but unrealistic philanthropist or reformer. Derivatives: do good adj. & n. do goodery n. do goodism n …   Useful english dictionary

  • do-gooder — noun a well meaning but unrealistic or interfering person. Derivatives do goodery noun do goodism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • do-good — adjective Date: 1952 designed or disposed sometimes impracticably and too zealously toward bettering the conditions under which others live • do goodism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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