do-gooding

[ doo-good-ing ]
/ ˈduˌgʊd ɪŋ /

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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