- earnestly doing good; focusing on humanitarian causes in a naive and often ineffectual way.
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Examples from the Web for do-gooding
His life is well-planned and hard-won; he has a stable, do-gooding career.How I Transformed My Boyfriend Into a Booty Call
November 8, 2008
The news made tabloid headlines around the world, a grim case of do-gooding apparently gone wrong.The Oprah School on Trial
Gretchen L. Wilson
October 27, 2008