earnestly doing good; focusing on humanitarian causes in a naive and often ineffectual way.
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How to use do-gooding in a sentence
What about a little do-gooding in the community, English as a second language to teach, a PTO board to assist.
His life is well-planned and hard-won; he has a stable, do-gooding career.
The news made tabloid headlines around the world, a grim case of do-gooding apparently gone wrong.