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do-gooding

[ doo-good-ing ]
/ ˈduˌgʊd ɪŋ /
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noun, adjective
earnestly doing good; focusing on humanitarian causes in a naive and often ineffectual way.
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Origin of do-gooding

First recorded in 1935–40; do1 + good + -ing2
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